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February 21, 2024Save the date! 2024 DMC Fair - April 18th

Date/Time: Thursday, 4/18/24, 5-7 pm Location: Ramapo College, Trustees Pavilion Join us for the Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences (DMC) Fair on April 18th, 2024. This event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Scriffignano. Anthony Scriffignano is an internationally recognized data scientist with experience spanning over 40 years, in multiple industries and domains. He is a Distinguished Fellow and member of the Loomis Council of The Stimson Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan Washington, D.C. think tank. The event will also feature poster presentations from our students' Senior Capstone projects and Masters Thesis. Keynote Speaker Hyperdisruption: How is the datasphere changing? How ... Read More

February 21, 2024Eric Wohltman - Discussion on Software Development at JP Morgan Chase - February 28th @ 6pm

The Computer Science Club is happy to announce their first big event for the semester! Eric Wohltman, a Senior Lead Software Engineer working at the biggest bank in the US (Chase), will give an online presentation. He will share his story about what he did as a college student, how he got his first job at Chase, and how he grew in the company to become a senior lead developer. He'll also share some tips and some of the mistakes he made along the way. Sure, you do not want to miss it! DATE: February 28 @ 6 PM LOCATION: ... Read More

February 20, 2024A personal view of the Design and Evolution of C++ - Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor of the C++ language and a pioneer in the field of Computer Science, is coming to Ramapo College on March 13th at 3:30 pm. Join us to learn about the past, present, and future of the language, and Dr. Stroustrup’s personal insights on its impact on the field of Computer Science . Dr. Stroustrup is currently a Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University in New York, NY. All are welcome! Food will be available, along with a raffle for Google earbuds - courtesy of the Computer Science Club and co-sponsors. Check back here for room information ... Read More

November 7, 2023Balancing business goals with ethical considerations

Monday 11/20 at 6:30pm - Room ASB 136                                                                   Please join us for a fireside chat between Prof Jane Riff and Larry Shapiro - Global Engagement Product Director (Oracle) at PwC. The talk will cover balancing business goals with ethical considerations: Discuss the challenges of balancing business goals with ethical considerations; explain how you learn to navigate challenges and make decisions that align with both business goals and personal ... Read More

November 6, 2023DMC Thesis Information Session

The Fall 2023 Thesis Information session was held November 6th, if you missed it - here's the link to the slides from the presentation. Reach out to Dr. Frees or Dr. Beecher for more information! For graduate students looking to complete their Thesis in Spring 2024, you should be getting started with your thesis proposal - or at least starting to bounce ideas off potential thesis advisors! For more information, take a look at the Thesis Handbook and Thesis Archive page as well. Read More

October 26, 2023Science in Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 11:15am – 12pm - Virtual (WebEx) Please join us for a talk by Dr. Seyma Guven, Senior Applied Scientist at Amazon! Dr Guven will share her personal journey to realizing how science works in a business setting. The talk will cover perspectives on the challenges and how students can be better prepared to meet those challenges. This will be an open ended discussion - so bring your questions! Dr. Guven have a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Georgia Tech, specializing in optimization in supply chain & logistics applications. She has been working for Amazon for 4+ ... Read More

October 24, 2023DMC Students meet with Mike Marusic, President and CEO of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Thursday, October 19, 2023 Students from the Computer Science and Data Science clubs met with Mike Marusic, the CEO of Sharp, following his Presidential Speaker Series talk. This provided Ramapo students with the unique experience of engaging in a small group discussion with the chief executive of a major corporation. Mr. Marusic emphasized the importance of having a strong work ethic and investing time in building a professional network. "I learned that networking on LinkedIn is very important as a student," said Computer Science Club president Daniel Rajakumar '26. Students were given the opportunity to ask Mr. Marusic anything, such ... Read More

May 2, 2023Congratulations to the Data Science Club - New Club of the Year!

The Ramapo College SGA recognized the Data Science Club with its 2023 “New Club of the Year” award! The club had a great first year, discussing topics such as web scraping, natural language processing, agile software development, and more. They also held social activities, a scavenger hunt, and a "Bad Graph of the Week" series on data visualization. Congratulations to the Data Science Club membership and a big thank you to the executive board: Founding President Thomas Ortega, Vice President Zainab Makhdum, Secretary Ankit Kafle, and Treasurer Merit Kayastha. Thanks also to the club's faculty advisor, Prof. Debbie Yuster. Interested ... Read More

March 29, 2023Bytes & Bites: Dinner and Data with Industry Professionals

Thursday, April 20, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Alumni Lounges) Please join us for sessions with Jane Riff, Product Manager, Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics at KPMG and Peter Podolski, Senior Data Scientist at UPS These sessions will focus on discussing the Capabilities of a Data Science Center of Excellence and on Theory, Practice and Pragmatism in Enterprise Data and Computer Science. This is a 3 part event, with a dinner for attendees served in between the 2 lectures for an opportunity for students to mingle with presenters and to informally discuss topics relating to the presentations. .Register Now Event ... Read More

March 29, 2023Data in the Music Industry

Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - SC-158 (Alumni Lounges) Please join us for a talk by MSDS Alum Keith Osani, VP of Global Technology Data & Analytics at Sony Music! This session will discuss the type of data available to music companies from digital platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, TikTok and more. We will also explore the increasing volumes of data and the data engineering required to handle it all. Insight will also be given into the tools that data analysts are using to access the data and what types of analysis they are ... Read More

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