Focusing on the Needs: Experiences of Developing a Data Science Program

Mahbubul Majumder, Xiaoyue Cheng

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Donoho’s article “50 Years of Data Science” is a well-thought explanation of a newly developed discipline called “data science.” In this article, we examine his explanations and suggestions about data science, follow-up on some of the issues he mentioned, and share our experiences in developing a data science curriculum and the teaching of related courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-780
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017


  • Common Task Framework (CTF)
  • Data product
  • Data science program
  • Data visualization
  • Pedagogy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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