My name is Erin Bugbee, and I am a Junior, concentrating in Statistics and Behavioral Decision Sciences with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. This is my story of how the Data Science Initiative has shaped my Brown experience and future career.
On Wednesday, August 29, the DSI staff and faculty met the 40 new students who will be earning their Sc.M. in Data Science at Brown. Last year’s inaugural group included 27 students from a wide range of backgrounds. This year we grew in both number and variety. The 2018-2019 class is made up of 25 men and 15 women who have traveled quite some distance to Providence, with roughly 55% of students from China and domestic students making up another 38%. The rest have traveled from India, Canada, and Thailand to join us.