What Should Our PhD in Data Science Imply?

As we prepare to offer a PhD degree in data science, a highly interdisciplinary field encompassing every imaginable discipline, what does such a degree imply, what are employers expecting, what will a faculty actually trained in data science look like? All questions we are contemplating as the program comes together. Here I focus not so much on the nuts and bolts of such a program, but philosophically what do we wish to accomplish – that is the name of the degree after all.

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