Office: Student Union West
Lee C. Chang, Chair
Subhankar Dhar, School of Information Systems and Technology
Jerry Z. Gao, Department of Computer Engineering
Simon Shim, Department of Computer Engineering
Ashraf Shirani, School of Information Systems and Technology
Shih Yu Chang
The Applied Data Science Department offers academic programs to address emerging workforce demands of interdisciplinary talents designing and deploying intelligent solutions to real-world data challenges. Students acquire a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the principles, methodologies and technologies of data science. Silicon Valley is known for its leadership in the big data economy and its demand of talents in response to the exponential growth of data. The department continuously seeks guidance from leading data professionals and companies to ensure that the curriculum is relevant for growing the talents needed in Silicon Valley.
Local data professionals regularly interact with our students through teaching classes, speaking at seminars, sponsoring internships, and supervising master projects. Faculty members actively engage with industry partners and sponsors to assess our curricula and update learning objectives in order to provide the most up-to-date skills for supporting the innovations from this region.
The department is an academic hub, in partnership with other SJSU departments and industry partners, for promoting education and research in applied data science. In order to address the immense demands of data science professionals, the department launched a MS in Data Analytics program in August 2018. This program provides students with the advanced education necessary to draw insights from real data and apply analytical skills to solve practical problems.