FSU's new data science program in the spotlight

| Fri, 04/23/21

FSU new Interdisciplinary Data Science Master’s Degree Program, or IDS, leverages FSU’s strengths in computer science, mathematics, scientific computing, and statistics to prepare students for contemporary careers in data science, one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S.

Learn more about the faculty joining the program and FSU alumni already working in the data science field in these web features. Visit datascience.fsu.edu for full details, more data science news, and a link to apply.

Zina Ward

Ward is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. Ward will join the IDS faculty this fall.

Sylvester Inkoom

Inkoom graduated in 2019 with a master’s in statistical data science from the Department of Statistics, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering. He is a data scientist with expertise in advanced data management and analytics, computational statistics, applied optimization, operations research techniques, intelligent transportation systems and connected & autonomous vehicle systems. Sylvester has been involved in a variety of research projects sponsored by United States Department of Transportation, Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population, Florida Department of Transportation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Richard Bertram

Bertram is the Tam Family Professor and a distinguished research professor in the Department of Mathematics and the director of the biomathematics program. He is also a graduate faculty member of the Institute of Molecular Biophysics and the Program in Neuroscience, all part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and he earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Florida State University in 1993. Bertram will join the IDS faculty this fall.

Diego Hernán Díaz Martínez

Martínez graduated in 2016 with a master’s in biomathematics and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Florida State University Department of Mathematics, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. After graduating, Diego accepted a position in the data science field as a battery design tools and analysis senior engineer at Clarios, a global energy storage solutions company.