The University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) is pleased to partner with the Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, School of Engineering and Design Technology (“EnTec”) in offering MDC students a glimpse into the world of Data Visualization and Data Journalism through the eyes of IDSC Director of Visualization, Dr. Alberto Cairo.
Dr. Cairo will host a Workshop/Webinar on Wednesday, March 30 at 12:30 PM for MDC students who may be interested in pursuing a career in data visualization, data analytics, or data journalism. Alberto Cairo, PhD, is an Associate Professor in UM’s School of Communication, Department of Journalism and Media Management, and is currently the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism. He teaches courses on infographics and data visualization, and is a very entertaining, well-liked, and highly respected speaker. Dr. Cairo is a also Faculty Fellow at the University of Miami Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. In the past decade, he has taught and consulted in nearly thirty countries.
Dr. Cairo has been described by Microsoft as always “in the vanguard of visual journalism.” He has worked for Microsoft, Google, the U.S. National Guard, the Congressional Budget Office, and many other companies and institution, and has been the keynote speaker at many conferences about data journalism, data science, and visualization. He is author of the books How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter About Visual Information (W.W. Norton, 2019), The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (Peachpit Press, 2016), and The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization (Peachpit Press 2012). His next book, which deals with ethics and moral reasoning in visualization design, will be published by Wiley in 2021.
Master of Science in Data Science
As part of an Articulation Agreement, the University of Miami and Miami Dade College have entered into a Bachelor to Master’s Transfer Program in which students graduating from the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Data Analytics program at MDC will, upon meeting all minimum requirements, become eligible for admission into the Master of Science (MS) in Data Science at University of Miami. The University of Miami may offer a waiver of up to 50% of the prevailing tuition to qualifying MDC graduates who are admitted to the MS in Data Science Program prior to the tuition waiver deadlines.
Registration Link | Wednesday, March 30 at 12:30 PM