News Article by Shiyang Ma, Adan Z. Becerra, Huiwen Xu, and Zhengyuan Yang
The digital revolution, coupled with the availability of vast data systems, has helped human beings recognize the importance of using data to make informed decisions. This has stimulated the development of data science, an interdisciplinary field that seeks to create tools and systems to collect, process, and analyze modern data warehouses in order to solve real-world problems. That’s why we (Shiyang Ma, 3rd Year PhD Student in Statistics, Huiwen Xu, 3rd Year PhD Student in Health Services Research, Adan Z. Becerra, 5th Year PhD Student in Epidemiology, and Zhengyuan Yang, 1st Year PhD Student in Computer Science) decided to establish the Rochester Data Science Society (RDSS), the first ever student organization at the University of Rochester that serves all students interested in data science, statistics, computer science, engineering, health analytics, economics, or other related fields. Our varying interests and fields of study attest to the multidisciplinary nature of data science as well as its potential to impact the world.