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3 year old MDSI takes its next step

The Master of Data Science and Innovation now has a new home, relocating to the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation. The links with CIC remain strong however, with our academics and PhD students continuing on the teaching team, and mentoring students in their iLab projects. The new faculty, created last year to advance the UTS priority on transdisciplinary learning, teaching and research, provides a rich teaching and learning environment for the MDSI academics and students enrolled in the...
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MDSI students star at GovHack NSW 2017

In summary: Students undertaking the UTS Master of Data Science and Innovation have taken home several prizes at 2017 GovHack NSW events (July 28 – 30) GovHack NSW hosted open events in Sydney City, Parramatta and Broken Hill, inviting participants to apply their skills and creativity to unlock the potential of data. Masters of Data Science and Innovation students have maintained their winning Hackathon form, claiming multiple awards in a jam-packed weekend of GovHack 2017 data challe...
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Hack to the Future: UTS MDSI students continue their winning Hackathon run

In summary: A team of UTS Master of Data Science and Innovation students have won first prize at the 2017 Unearthed Sydney hackathon, replicating the success of their MDSI colleagues in 2016. The 54 hour long event challenged participants to develop prototype solutions to data challenges in the mining and resource sector.  For the second year running, UTS students undertaking the Master of Data Science and Innovation (MDSI) degree have achieved the ultimate success at th...
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UTS:CIC celebrates its first MDSI graduates

This month, UTS celebrated its very first Master of Data Science and Innovation graduates – a momentous occasion for the university’s ground-breaking trans-disciplinary postgraduate degree.  The three MDSI graduates - Eduardo Lynch, Pedro Fernandez and William De Azevedo - accepted their certificates in the UTS Great Hall, before returning to the UTS Connected Intelligence Centre in Chippendale to celebrate the occasion with family, academic colleagues and industry peers. The UTS MDSI was...
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MDSI Students take out ALL Awards in the latest Hackathon Challenge

Students studying the UTS Master of Data Science and Innovation (MDSI) degree have once again achieved amazing success with their latest hackathon challenge at Unearthed Sydney over the weekend. Over 30 MDSI students in 8 different teams competed against other universities and professional companies and after five challenges took out ALL three cash awards! This included first prize, tied second, as well as the Young Innovators Award. The team who were awarded first prize of $2000 as well as c...
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MDSI Welcome Induction – 26 July

Presentation slides from Dr Elizabeth Coombs, the NSW Privacy Commissioner Privacy and Data: Master Class from UTS Connected Intelligence Centre Event Details Date: Tuesday, 26 July 2016 Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm Location: CIC Ideation Studio - Building 22, Ground Floor, 2 Blackfriars Street This is an opportunity to meet new and returning students and the teaching team, as well as understand the semesters goals and objectives. Key industry contact Dr Elizabeth Coombes, the NSW Priv...
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MDSI – Master of Data Science & Innovation

The Master of Data Science and Innovation (MDSI) is now in its 2nd year and is proving to be a flagship program of study in UTS’ strategy to be a leading university of technology. Taking a trans-disciplinary approach, the MDSI utilises a range of perspectives from diverse fields and integrates them with industry experiences, real-world projects and self-directed study, equipping graduates with an understanding of the potential of analytics to transform practice. MDSI is a unique course tha...
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MDSI students shine (again) in NSW Gov Data Challenge

Students studying the Master of Data Science & Innovation (MDSI) have once again emerged victorious in the second NSW government’s Data Analytics Centre invitational hackathon. Tackling three rounds of a challenge set by Fire and Rescue NSW to differentiate true fires from false alarms, the winning team enriched the dataset provided by adding weather and Twitter data, and generated additional features such as building type. Excitingly, their work may now influence data policy. A combined...
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MDSI students enjoy data slam success

For a small but dedicated band of students in our new MDSI program, Spring Semester has been shaped around one constant: hackathons! Data challenges ( or data slams as we like to call them) are growing in popularity as ways to put 'fast-fail' approaches into practice on small but instrumental bursts. Our students have participated in GovHack, UnearthedSydney, AusDM and NSWDAC. At every turn they have had impressive results - culminating in their most recent success at an invitation-only chall...
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Cooking data with care in MDSI

“Raw data is both an oxymoron and a bad idea;  to the contrary, data should be cooked with care.” (Bowker, 2005) Inspired by the fantastic opening provided in the public seminar presented by Geof Bowker (University of California at Irvine) about thinking critically and ethically about the intersection of Data Science, Information Infrastructure and Society, MDSI students enrolled in the mid-year intake of the program participated in a ‘serious game’ as part of their Self-tracking Data Project. ...
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