AIM rolls out new data science PhD program

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    THE Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is launching a new doctoral PhD in Data Science program to meet the increasing demand for data scientists who can extract knowledge and provide insights from the huge volume of data being generated every day. The unusual, advanced and high-level doctoral program is the first of its kind in the Philippines and one of only a few in  the rest of Asia.

    AIM’s new PhD program aims to make original contributions to data science by leveraging data systems, analyzing trends, and building models in a clear manner for the interest of industry, society, and academia. “This doctorate PhD program is designed to push the boundaries of knowledge across multiple disciplines and will maintain AIM’s leading position in Data Science, complexity science, and artificial intelligence research,” said AIM’s President and Dean Jikyeong Kang.

    The PhD program builds on the success of AIM’s Master of Science in Data Science degree program which is currently ranked third in Far East Asia ahead of similar offerings in Japan, Singapore and South Korea. “

    “We want our graduates to be able to rise to the new challenges of a world powered and governed by data,” said Associate Professor Erika Legara, AIM’s MSc in Data Science Academic Program Director.  “AIM’s PhD in Data Science program will stress the creation of new knowledge, insights, and methods with and from data. The program will train individuals to conduct comprehensive and extensive research on cross- disciplinary topics,” Legara said.

    Students who take AIM’s PhD in Data Science program’s rigorous curriculum will be under the guidance of the Institute’s internationally recognized faculty of data scientists. They will also have access to AIM’s 1.2-petaflop computing facility, one of the most powerful and sophisticated supercomputing platforms in Southeast Asia.

    All PhD students will be required to serve as instructors or teaching assistants at AIM,  allowing them to share the results of their research. Upon graduation, they are likely to become key players in ethical and responsive Data Science research and policy making in a wide range of fields, including finance, economics, urban planning, transportation and medicine.

    Graduates of the new PhD program will be equipped with practical skills on the latest theories and concepts of data science to satisfy the needs of the  government, the various industries and international organizations, as well as the  big tech firms like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, and the prestigious banks like JP Morgan.

    For more details about the AIM PhD in Data Science program, including scholarship information, please email [email protected]

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