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Stony Brook University Unveils Data Science Graduate Program

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STONY BROOK, NY, January 25, 2023 – Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has announced a new graduate program in data science (DAS), which will begin in the Fall 2023 term and offer both MS and PhD degree tracks.

The program is designed to prepare the next generation of data scientists for careers that utilize big data systems analysis and machine learning. It integrates computer science and statistical science while boasting a diversified range of electives in quantitative finance, operations research and bioinformatics.

“The new data science graduate program combines the strengths of our nationally ranked Departments of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and Statistics, while channeling the support of the tri-state and New York metropolitan business communities,” said Jon Longtin, interim dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “As a flagship institution of the State University of New York, Stony Brook offers one of the most affordable tuitions in the country, creating opportunities for more students to benefit from these outstanding programs.”

This interdepartmental degree program will provide vigorous training in data science, encompassing core topics like statistical analysis, machine learning, big data management and computer programming.

“In today’s data-driven world, the demand for skilled professionals in the field of data science has grown exponentially, creating the need for graduates who can provide the needed technical and analytical expertise,” said Samir Das, Chair of the Department of Computer Science, also home to Stony Brook’s Institute for AI-Driven Discovery and Innovation. “In our curriculum, students will be able to build multidisciplinary expertise in the cross-section of statistical analysis, big data analytics, and computing, making them very valuable in the job market.”

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Stony Brook University — New York’s flagship university and No. 1 public university — is going far beyond the expectations of today’s public universities. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. With nearly 26,000 students, more than 2,800 faculty members, more than 200,000 alumni, a premier academic health center and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs, Stony Brook is a research-intensive distinguished center of innovation dedicated to addressing the world’s biggest challenges. The university embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and is ranked among the top 35 public universities by Forbes and one of the top 100 universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges listing. Fostering a commitment to academic research and intellectual endeavors, Stony Brook’s membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places it among the top 65 research institutions in North America. The university’s distinguished faculty have earned esteemed awards such as the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Stony Brook has the responsibility of co-managing Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy — one of only eight universities with a role in running a national laboratory. Providing economic growth for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region, the university totals an impressive $7.23 billion in increased economic output on Long Island. Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter(@stonybrooku)


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