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Quoted by The Hindu Business Line. Clinical Professor Charles Severance. Breaking down barriers. Dr. Chuck's efforts to teach computer languages to the most unlikely people.

Severance: “Anyone can learn Python and even be a cab driver, so why not?”


UMSI clinical professor Charles Severance is on a mission to “create people who are not afraid of learning programming.” 

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Faces of UMSI: Steven Ong, Master of Applied Data Science. Steven Ong wearing a University of Michigan tank top on a tennis court. He's holding a tennis racquet in one hand and a white cat in the other.

Steven Ong brings data science into his everyday life with the Master of Applied Data Science program


MADS student Steven Ong discusses his favorite UMSI courses and the ways the MADS program has impacted his life.

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Alumni Snapshot: Priya Kumar. Master of Science in Information, 2014. Assistant professor at Penn State University College of Information Sciences and Technology

Finding your ‘square hole home:’ Priya Kumar on following your gut and forging your own path


UMSI alum Priya Kumar is currently an assistant professor at Penn State University College of Information Sciences and Technology. Here, she talks about why she chose UMSI and her favorite classes. 

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Michelle LeBlanc

Michelle LeBlanc launches data science career identifying fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare industry


From dental hygienist to healthcare administrator to data scientist, recent MADS grad Michelle LeBlanc has undergone tremendous skill growth to land her first data science position fresh out of the program.

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Student Albert Lee smiles

Albert Lee is applying data science to education


Albert Lee, a MADS student and an instructional designer, is building community with his classmates and using his data science skills in the real world

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UMSI’s online MADS degree graduating its first students


The first group of Master of Applied Data Science (MADS) students will graduate in August after spending two years in the fully online program, studying data science at the intersection of people, information and technology.

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MADS Information Mentor finds surprising community in online degree program


MADS Information Mentor Jordan Marquez speaks to how community is built and felt in the MADS program, even while balancing unique aspects of life ⁠— including a full-time job. 


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