Harvard launches Data Science master’s degree program

By on March 1, 2021

first_imgHarvard will offer a Master of Science (SM) degree in Data Science beginning in fall of 2018. The new degree, under the joint academic leadership of the faculties of Computer Science in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and of Statistics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), will train students in the rapidly growing field of data science.Prospective students will apply to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for admission to the program, which will be administered through the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) at SEAS.Beyond the fundamental computer science and statistics methodologies that underpin data science, the new master’s program will educate the next generation of leaders to be knowledgeable about advanced topics such as the principles of experimental design, causal inference, visualization, massive and distributed computing, and applications drawn from the breadth of Harvard’s faculties. The program is also designed to provide an understanding of the broader legal, ethical and societal context associated with data science. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Teekay Agrees to Shed Remaining Stake in Teekay Offshore

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgTeekay Corporation has reached an agreement to sell remaining interests in Teekay Offshore Partners to asset management company Brookfield.The deal includes Teekay’s 49% general partner interest, common units, warrants, and an outstanding USD 25 million loan to Teekay Offshore to be sold for total proceeds of USD 100 million in cash.The company said that the transaction is expected to be completed in early to mid-May 2019.“The divestment of our remaining interests in Teekay Offshore is aligned with Teekay’s current strategy to simplify and focus on our core gas and tanker businesses,” Kenneth Hvid, Teekay’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said.“The proceeds from this transaction allow us to further strengthen Teekay Corporation’s balance sheet and credit profile, while significantly enhancing our near-term financial flexibility and range of options to address our near-term bond maturity.”last_img read more

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