Our Alumni

Around the world, all kinds of companies rely on the expertise of data scientists to grow and thrive. From eCommerce to healthcare to social networking, our students graduate ready to explore data in just about any industry they want.

Their Stories

Careers in Big Data

eCommerce
Big data has transformed how companies operate their e-commerce business. Retargeting campaigns, predictive modeling, and customer service all rely on data generated from commercial websites to improve products and increase sales.

Healthcare
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 78 percent of physicians in the U.S. were using an electronic health record system. This gives data scientists the opportunity to more effectively track drug trials, map human DNA, monitor patients remotely, and predict the spread of disease.

Business and Finance
Big data is driving huge business. From analyzing day-to-day transaction information to tracking inventory, monitoring in-store traffic to optimizing high frequency trading, data scientists are crucial to the decision making process.

Social Networking
What and where we click and post online is a goldmine for data scientists. Working with data generated from social networking sites, they are able to target advertising by location or personal preferences and improve customer service.

Science
Nearly every field of science — genetics, biotechnology, particle physics, climatology, and chemistry - relies on large datasets to advance its research. Data scientists have more information than ever before, and they’re scrubbing, sorting, and synthesizing it at a rapid pace.

Contact Info

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Harney Science Center 121 (415) 422-6747 (415) 422-5747