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MDS Spotlight: Meet Toshiko Shibano, MDS Computational Linguistics – Class of 2020

Aug 14 / 2020

As a professional translator, Toshiko Shibano has always been interested in machine translation. In particular, she wanted to know how linguistic data were processed in deep learning models and wanted to be able to test out her hypotheses about how to improve current machine translation models.

Prior to joining the UBC MDS Computational Linguistics (CL) program, Shibano ran a translation business in Japan that specialized in financial accounting for almost 20 years.

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MDS Spotlight: Meet Rob Blumberg MDS Vancouver – Class of 2020

Aug 07 / 2020

It was his passion for soccer that Rob Blumberg first encountered the world of data science.

“I was particularly interested in learning about these models and algorithms that were capable of uncovering meaningful insights about soccer games from data which did not seem to contain obvious patterns,” he explained.

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MDS Spotlight: Meet Ravi Gill, MDS Computational Linguistics – Class of 2020

Jul 30 / 2020

After completing his undergraduate degree in computer science from Vancouver Island University, Ravi Gill was fully committed in moving directly into the workforce. However, Gill’s senior undergrad project involved using machine learning to look at social media metadata over time (number of likes, shares, etc…) and try to predict the next most popular musician.

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MDS Spotlight: Meet Reiko Okamoto, MDS Vancouver – Class of 2020

Jul 24 / 2020

Before Reiko Okamoto entered the UBC Master of Data Science program, she was pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Health at Lund University in Sweden. It was during this program where her interest in data science was first sparked.

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3 skills you need as a data science student – Part 3

Jul 17 / 2020

In parts 1 and 2, I went over knowing yourself as a learner and tackled your problem-solving skills. In part 3, I cover the importance of time management.

Skill #3 – Time management

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3 skills you need as a data science student – Part 2

Jul 15 / 2020

In part 1, I outlined the importance of knowing yourself as a learner. In Part 2 of our series on the three skills you need as a data science student, we move on to …

Skill #2 – Problem-solving

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3 skills you need as a data science student – Part 1

Jul 13 / 2020

Having been admitted to the intensive UBC Master's of Data Science Computational Linguistics (CL) program, students are going to undertake 96 lab assignments, 42 quizzes, 192 lab hours, and 288 lecture hours. Two years of courses are compressed into 10 months. Those numbers highlight the anticipation I felt when I joined the program last September 2019. As a new graduate from a business bachelor’s degree with minimum experience in data science, I was accepted into the UBC MDS CL program.

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Mohsen Zardadi and his family

A Graduate’s Path: Mohsen Zardadi

Jul 10 / 2020

Students choose graduate studies for a number of reasons.

For some, their chosen profession requires it, while others want to change career paths or advance more quickly in their current roles. Many others want to conduct high-level research in an area close to their hearts or one that can change the world.

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Learning Remotely. Photo by Martin Dee / UBC Brand & Marketing

MDS Spotlight: In-person to Online: Learning MDS Remotely

May 06 / 2020

In an ideal world, our MDS students would be learning in-person amongst their cohort but the COVID-19 outbreak has forced post-secondary institutions like UBC to move classes online.

We spoke to a few of our MDS students from the Class of 2020 on how they’ve adjusted to learning data science online.

Q: How have you been adjusting to learning online?

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MDS Spotlight: From MDS Okanagan Student to Healthcare Hero

May 05 / 2020

Ngan Nguyen Lyle was studying for an upcoming data science quiz when she got the call.

Lyle, a Master of Data Science (MDS), student at UBC Okanagan and medical doctor, was being summoned to return to work to support Interior Health’s COVID-19 response team.

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MDS Spotlight: Meet Ravi Gill, MDS Computational Linguistics – Class of 2020

Jul 30 / 2020

After completing his undergraduate degree in computer science from Vancouver Island University, Ravi Gill was fully committed in moving directly into the workforce. However, Gill’s senior undergrad project involved using machine learning to look at social media metadata over time (number of likes, shares, etc…) and try to predict the next most popular musician.

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MDS Spotlight: Meet Reiko Okamoto, MDS Vancouver – Class of 2020

Jul 24 / 2020

Before Reiko Okamoto entered the UBC Master of Data Science program, she was pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Health at Lund University in Sweden. It was during this program where her interest in data science was first sparked.

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3 skills you need as a data science student – Part 3

Jul 17 / 2020

In parts 1 and 2, I went over knowing yourself as a learner and tackled your problem-solving skills. In part 3, I cover the importance of time management.

Skill #3 – Time management

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3 skills you need as a data science student – Part 2

Jul 15 / 2020

In part 1, I outlined the importance of knowing yourself as a learner. In Part 2 of our series on the three skills you need as a data science student, we move on to …

Skill #2 – Problem-solving

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3 skills you need as a data science student – Part 1

Jul 13 / 2020

Having been admitted to the intensive UBC Master's of Data Science Computational Linguistics (CL) program, students are going to undertake 96 lab assignments, 42 quizzes, 192 lab hours, and 288 lecture hours. Two years of courses are compressed into 10 months. Those numbers highlight the anticipation I felt when I joined the program last September 2019. As a new graduate from a business bachelor’s degree with minimum experience in data science, I was accepted into the UBC MDS CL program.

Read More

Mohsen Zardadi and his family

A Graduate’s Path: Mohsen Zardadi

Jul 10 / 2020

Students choose graduate studies for a number of reasons.

For some, their chosen profession requires it, while others want to change career paths or advance more quickly in their current roles. Many others want to conduct high-level research in an area close to their hearts or one that can change the world.

Read More

Learning Remotely. Photo by Martin Dee / UBC Brand & Marketing

MDS Spotlight: In-person to Online: Learning MDS Remotely

May 06 / 2020

In an ideal world, our MDS students would be learning in-person amongst their cohort but the COVID-19 outbreak has forced post-secondary institutions like UBC to move classes online.

We spoke to a few of our MDS students from the Class of 2020 on how they’ve adjusted to learning data science online.

Q: How have you been adjusting to learning online?

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MDS Spotlight: From MDS Okanagan Student to Healthcare Hero

May 05 / 2020

Ngan Nguyen Lyle was studying for an upcoming data science quiz when she got the call.

Lyle, a Master of Data Science (MDS), student at UBC Okanagan and medical doctor, was being summoned to return to work to support Interior Health’s COVID-19 response team.

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MDS Spotlight: In-Person to Online: Teaching MDS Remotely

Apr 29 / 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many institutions like UBC to move all classes online. The UBC Master of Data Science (MDS) program was no exception and has been teaching online since March 16.

To move to this new way of teaching, the MDS team used a variety of online tools like Collaborate Ultra and Zoom for lectures. Slack and GitHub to communicate with students and Canvas to administer exams.

We spoke to a few of our MDS teaching staff to see how they’ve adjusted to this new way of teaching and lessons learned.

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Welcome to our 2019-20 cohorts

Sep 13 / 2019

Last week, we welcomed our next set of cohorts for MDS Vancouver and Okanagan as well as the very first cohort of the MDS Computational Linguistics program.

It is exciting to see the MDS program grow year-over-year. When the program began in 2016, we started with just 22 students, which then increased to 43 for year 2 and 70 students in year 3.

We are proud to see the program welcome 97 new students as the fourth cohort of MDS-Vancouver.

Here are some facts about MDS Vancouver - Cohort 4:

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