Bringing data science to new industries

by Ted Haley

Before starting the Master of Data Science (MDS) program at UBC, I had been working as a civil engineer for a consulting firm in Vancouver. I soon realized that despite producing vast amounts of data, the civil engineering and construction industries have felt little influence from advancements in data science... [Read More]

Learning from real data

by Alexander Kleefeldt

For the past three months, I was on a team of UBC Master of Data Science (MDS) students working on our MDS capstone project. Our team developed a data science product to help the course creators on the Thinkific e-learning platform to improve their online courses. Unsurprisingly, working on the... [Read More]

Visualizing massive open online courses

by Matthew Emery

After eight months of coursework, the UBC Master of Data Science (MDS) program concludes with a 2-month Capstone project. We partnered with Ido Roll from UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) to analyze data from UBC’s massive open online courses (MOOCs). UBC offers dozens of MOOCs to thousands... [Read More]