Dr. Sana Syed, Pediatrician Gastroenterologist at UVA Hospital, is currently an MSDS student, and co-leads the Gut Intelligence Lab, where she uses data science to study gut structure and function and ultimately better her patients' lives.
The professional Master of Science in Data Science degree allows a UVA undergraduate to dramatically change the trajectory of their career path by providing a highly technical skill set, and it only takes 11 months to complete.
The University of Virginia Data Science Institute granted degrees to 49 Master of Science in Data Science students and 7 Master of Science in Data Science dual degree students—who also earned their MBA from the Darden School of Business as part of that program—in 2019, as part of the university’s final exercises May 19.
“You get involved in the numbers, the analytics, in solving a problem, and you lose sight of the effects of your work on actual people. One of the most important concepts a data scientist has to grasp is an understanding of your impact on the world around you – an algorithm can’t do that.”