NYU, With Two Other Universities, Is Accepting Applications for New Executive Program in Applied Data Analytics

Pictured: Julia Lane

A new certificate program in applied data analytics will be offered starting January, 2017, through a collaboration of New York University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Maryland. Applications are now being accepted for the cutting-edge program, with students permitted to choose any of the three campuses to undergo this training.

Entitled the Executive Program in Applied Data Analytics, the interdisciplinary program is geared to working professionals and PhD-level graduate students who are seeking a stronger foundation in data analytics and software development. While the program is designed to address public sector challenges, it is applicable to a broad range of fields such as sociology, public health, computer science, survey statistics, and federal departments.

Completion of the certificate requirements will equip students with the tools to manage and undergo technology and analytics projects effectively, as well as open the door to the fields of statistical analysis, software development, and data science.

“The Executive Program in Applied Data Analytics is the first-of-its-kind training program to give working professionals an opportunity to develop the key computer science and data science skill sets necessary to harness the wealth of newly-available data and address real civic problems creatively,” said NYU Wagner Professor Julia Lane, one of the program’s facilitators. "The program’s design offers hands-on training in the context of real challenges facing the sector, and provides direct collaboration among students and government agencies."

The program’s facilitators are leaders in the field of big data and social science: Rayid Ghani is the Director of the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, Senior Fellow with the Harris School of Public Policy, and Senior Fellow with the Computational Institute of The University of Chicago; Frauke Kreuter is a Professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, a Professor of Methods and Statistics at the University of Mannheim, and the leader of the Statistical Methods Group, German Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg; Julia Lane is a Professor at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, Professor at the Center for Urban Science and Progress of NYU, and NYU Provostial Fellow in Innovation Analytics. (The three are also co-editors of the newly released Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools, which will serve as the text book for the program.) Among the three universities, the partner institutions are NYU Wagner; Chicago Harris; and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology and the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland.

To learn more or apply for admission to the Spring 2017 or Fall 2017 programs, please send an email to DataAnalytics@umd.edu or call (301) 314-7911.