Two University of Arkansas professors have been appointed to lead the recently established data science program.
Manuel D. Rossetti has been named as the inaugural director while Karl D. Schubert will serve as the associate director. Both individuals are professors with Rossetti serving as a university professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering. Schubert is a professor of practice.
Rossetti will be charged with providing leadership for the data science program and maintaining the quality and interdisciplinary nature of the program. Students in the data science program – the first of its kind at the University of Arkansas – will have the opportunity to take courses form the College of Engineering, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, and the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
“I look forward to serving the talented data science faculty on campus as they develop a cutting edge and unique undergraduate experience for data science students,” Rossetti said in a statement. “Our collaboration between three colleges, driven by strong interaction with state-wide leaders in industry and government, who see data science as an integral part of Arkansas’ future, is truly exciting.”
As the associate director, Schubert will help Rossetti in providing leadership for the program and ensuring that the curriculum continues to evolve to meet shifting student and industry needs.