Recognizing that data-focused processes and technology are transforming business, academia, civic life and society, UC Santa Barbara is rolling out the campus-wide Data Science Initiative to inform many aspects of teaching and research. Students from all majors will acquire both basic and advanced data tools and techniques that will help them make evidence-based discoveries and decisions in your company.
Acknowledging UC Santa Barbara’s leadership in preparing the next generation of data scientists, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UC Santa Barbara a three-year, nearly $920,000 grant to fund what is known as the Central Coast Data Science Initiative. The program will support coursework and project-based classes at the community college and undergraduate levels at four partnering colleges and universities. The program will look to corporate partners who can provide expertise and mentorship, real-life data and long-term funding to help graduate the next generation of data science-enabled professionals.