CSC News

March 10, 2016

Building Better Data Scientists

Drs. Christopher Parnin, Emerson Murphy-Hill and Sarah Heckman, from the Computer Science Department at NC State University, have been awarded $355,365 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their research proposal entitled “REU Site:  Science of Software.”
The award will run from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.
Abstract – There are not enough skilled data science researchers, particularly in software engineering. Hence, this REU Site in Science of Software (SOS) will engage undergraduates as data scientists studying exciting and meaningful SE research problems. Students work side-by-side with faculty mentors to gain experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods in SOS. Activities include dataset challenges, pair research, literature reviews, and presentations. Ultimately, each student will work independently toward a published research result with their faculty mentors.
For more information on the program, click here.

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