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Data Science and Analytics: What Is in It for iSchools? Workshop panel at the I Conference 2012, Toronto, Canada

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Qin,J., Crowston, K.G., Lesk, M., Blake, C., & Mostafa, J. (2012, February). Data Science and Analytics: What Is in It for iSchools? Workshop panel at the I Conference 2012, Toronto, Canada.

Publication Abstract

New academic programs and curricula in data science and data curation at UIUC, UNC, Rutgers, and Syracuse University have been developed to address the demand for data professionals / informaticians. While these efforts clearly represent an emerging field of education and research as well as job market for our graduates, they are more or less in the exploration stage and much to be researched and developed. At this critical juncture, it is imperative that we provide a platform to share our experience, successful or otherwise, and brainstorm for innovative ideas in the iSchool community. We believe that such information sharing and brainstorming will offer an opportunity for the community to collectively define the role and contribution that iSchools may play and make, which could be a branding opportunity as well for the iSchools.