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Geodata Science for Professionals Master's Program Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

The Geodata Science Program at Purdue

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In the United States, geoscience curricula are in general not designed to capitalize on the digital revolution, especially the enormous growth in data science.  There has been a disconnect between the jobs of the future and the curricula of the present.  Data science is highly technical and requires rigorous preparation in mathematics, statistics and computing skills. Specifically, in the context of geosciences, data science applied with the goal of improving understanding of causal relations in the physical system also promotes better predictions, therefore risk assessments.

In response to the Purdue campus-wide data-science initiatives and the College of Science strategic plan, EAPS is prioritizing data-science training, with applications in climate, weather forecasting, environmental science, natural resource, and energy data for decision-support or decision-making in public and private sectors. In the process, the EAPS personnel will engage in campus-wide interdisciplinary data-driven research.  A key outgrowth of this initiative is the EAPS MS Concentration of Geodata Science for Professionals (GDSP), integrating rigorous academic coursework, high-performance big data-science computing environments such as Hadoop and GPU, with real-life research and experiences.

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