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Data Science & Analytics

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This summer, Josh Orenstein joins Merrimack College’s School of Science and Engineering as adjunct faculty for the online M.S. in Data Science course “Advanced Sports Analytics.” Josh Orenstein is currently the NBA’s Senior Director of Basketball Strategy & Analytics and Senior Data Scientist. He has over a decade of experience in the sports industry as a data scientist. He analyzed 3D radar […]
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A thriving economy solves people’s problems. No system is perfect and sound decision-making is critical to navigating a challenging world. Earning a master’s degree in data science gives analysts and data professionals the skills essential in a transformative new century. We live in the age of big data, but without data management, analytics, and actionable […]
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Any talk of data science trends typically features a familiar cast of characters. Articles chronicling the data science revolution explore big data, the cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the internet of things, and “the edge” grace the pages of websites and magazines. Data science is the future.  Once considered a niche discipline involving mathematics, statistics, and […]
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“Alexa, start my evening.” At the command of your voice, the living room lights dim, the music starts, and you’re ready to relax. Welcome to the world of IoT, or the Internet of Things. However, Alexa and other digital assistants only offer a tiny peek inside that world. IoT is not limited to simple home […]
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Product management methodologies provide a framework to plan, structure, and control the process of developing new products that meet customer needs. Understanding these methodologies is key to a successful product manager career. They help product managers navigate the complex, multi-dimensional product management process. They also provide the favorable results that business leaders expect when investing in […]
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Renewable energy sources will power the future of a viable new energy economy. The urgency to address climate change and sustainable human development and the need for cleaner energy sources become more evident with each passing year. It is the challenge and opportunity of our time. Environmental data science, the smart grid, and energy storage lay at the heart of […]
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Prior to 2020, data science was a mystery to many of us, far removed from our daily lives. That perception changed, however, when COVID-19 swept across the globe. The pandemic brought into focus how data science informs our understanding and mitigation of public health issues. Data science is an essential tool in preventing disease, improving social justice, […]
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In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors that could fit on a microchip would double every two years. The accuracy and longevity of what came to be called “Moore’s Law” surprised even Moore. There is an analogous path for the future of data science.  Many articles expound on the “death of Moore’s Law.” […]
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Technology continues to revolutionize almost every aspect of business and personal life, from industry supply chains to how people get from Point A to Point B. No longer are people questioning whether big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning will lead to major innovations in transportation. It’s already happening. The biggest question […]
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Insights from the Girard School of Business and the School of Science and Engineering Collecting car data generates an enormous amount of information that, if shared, can lead to improvements in the driving experience and overall traffic patterns. Modern, connected cars can share data with other vehicles, the manufacturers and third-party service providers. But what […]