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Data Science Minor Recognized in SIAM News

The Macalester College MSCS Department Data Science Minor is the subject of an article Data Science in the Liberal Arts in the July 22, 2016 "Happening Now" column of SIAM News, the newsletter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The article highlights Professor Karen Saxe's minisymposium talk, “Data Science: A Natural Fit in the Liberal Arts Curriculum” at the SIAM Annual Meeting.

Outstanding Poster Prizes at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings

LucasGagnonPoster.jpgEshaDattaPoster2.jpgHearty congratulations to Macalester students Esha Datta ('17) and Lucas Gagnon ('16), who each won an Outstanding Poster Prize at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle, the largest mathematics conference in the world. Esha's poster, "The Topology of Systems of Coupled Oscillators" (joint with student Alec Dunton, Harvey Mudd College) and Lucas' poster, "Linear Bases for McKay Centralizer Algebras" were in the award-winning poster group selected from a field of more than 300 entries.

Data Science Minor

journal coverMSCS is pleased to announce a new Data Science minor. For more information see: Data Science Minor 

Statistics Prize

DSC01662.JPGBryan Martin (Class of '15) won 3rd place in the Undergraduate Research Project Competition (USRESP) organized by the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE). Bryan's project, "Machine Learning Algorithms for Predicting Mode of Transportation Using Smartphone Sensor Data" was based on his honors work at Macalester College.