Data Science - Working for Community

Chaminade University

Dr. Mark Speck & Dr. Rylan Chong

Mission

The vision of this program is training a cadre of students who will lead in data science, visualization and analytics efforts that support health, sustainability and social justice in Hawaii and elsewhere in the Pacific.

“Chaminade encourages the development of moral character, personal competencies, and a commitment to build a just and peaceful society. The University offers both the civic and church communities of the Pacific region its academic and intellectual resources in the pursuit of common aims.”

Why Data Science?

  • Living in a data age
    • Data and analyzing data is getting more complex, bigger, and messier
    • Data is driving decisions
    • Data is being used to automate things
  • Technology is advancing rapidly and frequently making things easier, efficient, and sustaining.
  • Social trends – Students are surrounded by societal issues

What is Data Science

  • Ability to:
    • Work with data
    • Handle data
    • Capture value through data
    • Apply data

What is Our Program

  • Objective and structure of the Bachelor of Science degree
  • Funding opportunities
    • STEM scholarship
    • Ho'oulu scholarship
  • Center
  • Community outreach

Power of Data Science Through Teaching Modules

  • Module - Hawaiian fisheries
    • Social problems we are addressing using data science
    • What the module addresses
    • Social, political, and economical importance

Power of Data Science Through Teaching Modules (pt2)

  • Module - Food deserts of Hawaii
    • Social problems we are addressing using government databases
    • What the module addresses
    • Social, political, and economical importance

Thank you

You can find us at datascience.chaminade.edu

Contact Janine Kurosawa for more information:

janine.kurosawa@chaminade.edu