Launching in Fall 2018, students will be able to receive interdisciplinary training within the quantitative sciences, exposure to problems in a variety of disciplines, and direct experience in interdisciplinary team-based science.
The Master in Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) borrows from technical tools from a variety of quantitative disciplines like computer science and statistics, and connects them to inquiry in nearly all disciplines, including natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Robert Calderbank, Director of the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) and Faculty Director of MIDS, stated, “There has never been a better time to be a data scientist at Duke, and I am delighted to be able to partner with departments to deliver the interdisciplinary curriculum that is a Duke signature.”
Hosted jointly by the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) and the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), it invites units across the Duke campus to contribute elective courses. These elective courses will constitute half of the courses taken by students, giving them ownership of their focus and direction within the program.
For more information about this new program and how to participate, please visit: https://mids.duke.edu/