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Albert Lee is applying data science to education

Student Albert Lee smiles

Thursday, 09/02/2021

Albert Lee, a MADS student and an instructional designer at University of California, San Francisco, is no stranger to online learning. Prior to discovering UMSI’s Master of Applied Data Science program, Albert had been taking online courses through Coursera and edX, including courses from UMSI faculty Charles Severance and Christopher Brooks. When he heard about the MADS program, he knew he wanted to pursue it.

“I couldn't pass up on the opportunity to continue advancing my data science knowledge with online educators I admired,” says Albert.

With all of this experience, Albert has noticed some differences between MADS courses and a typical MOOC.

There is a stronger sense of community given that many students have taken multiple courses together, and there is strong participation on Slack for course questions.

Read more about how Albert is building community with his classmates and using his data science skills in the real world in his full Faces of UMSI profile.