The online MSDS attracts ambitious students looking to make an impact on the field of data science. Meet some of them here.
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"I really enjoyed getting to know the new cohort. They're enthusiastic and engaged, willing to try things out and dive in right in."

Pete Alonzi

Lead, Research Computing, School of Data Science

How do you hope to use data science in a future career?

Jordan H.

Jordan H.

MSDS ‘22 and Business Analyst, Profit Optics

“I want to get a technical sense of the real possibilities in data science so in the future I can build data tools to help understand and remedy issues of economic inequality.”

Loren B.

Loren B.

MSDS ‘22 and Managing Director, Institute of International Finance

“In the future, I hope to help power humanitarian and economic growth through ethical data collection to reach the world’s 1.7 billion unbanked and countless more underbanked individuals.”

Diana M.

Diana M.

MSDS ‘22 and Web Development Manager, National Center for State Courts

“I hope to learn more about the intersection of public policy, health, mental health, and justice and collaborate with a research and policy team to help understand and react to problems that feel too big to fathom.”

Rehan M.

Rehan M.

MSDS ‘22 Technology Risk Consultant, EY

“I hope to hope to use data science in the future to solve complex business problems that require insight into the data.”

What are you particularly interested in learning about data science?

Lauren N.

Lauren N.

MSDS ‘22 and Actor/ Writer/ Director /Producer

“I want to learn more about machine learning, performative text analysis, neural networks so I can create innovative applications to promote justice and create concrete, positive advancements for marginalized groups (esp. Black people).”

David F.

David F.

MSDS ‘22 and Associate Director, Capital Management Reporting, UBS

“I am most interested in expanding my technical skill sets and becoming a better analytical storyteller. I want to have the tools to tackle really difficult data and computational problems along with a strong ability to articulate my findings both verbally and in writing.”

Chelsea A.

Chelsea A.

MSDS ‘22 and Connectome Annotator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus

“I am very interested in learning about the power of Machine Learning and Data visualization for large biological data sets.”

Dylan H.

Dylan H.

MSDS ‘22 and Data Analyst, Virginia Department of Transportation

“I’m interested in learning the technical side of data science and understanding the processes that happen under the hood of machine learning models.”

Upcoming Events

UVA MSDS Program Overview Webinar
Tuesday, July 20, 20217:00 PM ET
Are you ready to lead and drive change with the power of Data Science? Join the UVA School of Data Science's enrollment team to learn more about our online Master of Science in Data Science program. During this event you will learn how our innovative online experience, industry-leading curriculum and distinguished faculty can prepare you for the future of data science.
UVA MSDS Application Overview Webinar
Tuesday, August 24, 20217:00 PM ET
Are you ready to lead and drive change with the power of Data Science? Join the UVA School of Data Science's enrollment team to learn more about our online Master of Science in Data Science program. During this event you will learn how our innovative online experience, industry-leading curriculum and distinguished faculty can prepare you for the future of data science. This opportunity will provide an overview on the application, and get you better prepared to complete the application process.