In the modern digitized world, data powers virtually every endeavor and transaction — from car loans to medical diagnoses to interstellar imaging.
Data science, as such, is necessarily a deep and interdisciplinary field of study. Dr. Jian Pei, Duke's newly appointed Professor of Computer Science, has dedicated his professional life to advancing the science of data and leveraging its multidisciplinary nature. He's also a fierce advocate of making sure the playing field is level for everyone. Pei works to bring equity, efficiency, and user understandability to the practical applications of data science.