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What is Data Science?

Recent advances in computational science, statistics, machine learning and social network analysis are making increasingly available new methods and techniques  for learning and discovering law-like relationships in large-scale data produced by individual behavior.

As an interdisciplinary scientific endeavor, the main objective of Data Science is to provide the underlying theories, methods, and tools to support a new understanding of our networked, data-rich societies and economies.  True to its interdisciplinary origins, an integral objective of Data Science as a field of scientific inquiry with direct practical relevance is to provide an arena for sustaining - and shaping the current debate on the relationship between technology, society and individual behavior.

 

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