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Jun 25

Virtual Data Science Information Session

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual Tour

MSDS Fall course delivery options related to COVID-19

With uncertainty surrounding the upcoming Fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know our contingency plans in case of disruption.

All MSDS courses for the Fall 2020 semester are scheduled to be delivered as hybrid courses. This means a large portion of course content will be delivered online, however the course will meet once a week on campus. We’ve scheduled all three MSDS courses to meet on Thursday evenings.

There are two scenarios that could alter these plans:

  1. Ramapo College converts the Fall 2020 semester to online-only / remote delivery. In the unlikely event this happens, our hybrid format is well suited to move to 100% online, and our faculty have ample experience with this format. While we’d prefer to have the on-campus component, we will be well prepared and will still have a successful semester.
  2. Ramapo College holds on-campus courses as normal, however you, personally, are unable to be on campus. This could be because you are in a high risk category for COVID-19 and prefer not to attend in-person classes. This could also happen if you have difficulty obtaining a student visa to enter the United States due to delays related to the pandemic. In anticipation of these situations, we are committed to allowing students to attend the on-campus meetings virtually, through live stream or recording.

As we move through the summer and details of the Fall become more clear, we will provide additional details about remote delivery options.

Please stay safe, and we very much hope to see you in the Fall!

Categories: Data Science


Convolutional Neural Networks for Face Recognition

ATTENTION: This event will NOT take place as scheduled. Due to the steps RCNJ is taking to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, campus events have been postponed until at least April 5th, 2020. This event will be rescheduled, and this page will be updated as we have more information.

Join us on March 26th to hear Dr. Ausif Mahmood present research on Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) used for face recognition. Dr. Mahmood is the Director of The School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. His research areas involve Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – bridging ties between Computer Science and Data Science.

Please join us in the ASB 136 on March 26th at 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about Ramapo’s new Data Science programs, launching this coming fall.

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Ramapo adds new Mathematics faculty to support Data Science

Ramapo College is excited to welcome Matthew Jobrack to our Mathematics faculty.

Matthew Jobrack holds a B.S. in mathematics from Longwood University with a concentration in secondary education, a M.A. in mathematics from Appalachian State University, and a M.S in Statistics from Washington State University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in mathematics at Washington State University specializing in analytic number theory, with additional research interests in statistical wildlife population models. He has coauthored peer-reviewed publications in both mathematics and math education. He currently lives with his wife, daughter, 2 cats and 1 dog.

Categories: Data Science


Ramapo welcomes new Data Science faculty member

Ramapo College is excited to welcome new Data Science faculty member Dr. Debbie Yuster. Dr. Yuster holds a B.A. in Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science from Cornell, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia, specializing in the field of Combinatorics.

Dr. Yuster joins us from SUNY Maritime College, where she has been a math professor for over a decade, earning accolades such as the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Yuster served as a Visiting Data Science Scholar at the Wall Street Journal, and has cultivated industry partnerships leading to student research projects. She has authored peer-reviewed journal publications in mathematics, and has given numerous invited lectures. Dr. Yuster is also interested in K-12 STEM outreach, having worked with secondary school math teachers and students for many years. As part of Ramapo’s Data Science program, Dr. Yuster will teach courses in Data Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Categories: Data Science