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DACSS Student Research Initiative

Raised toward our $30,000 Goal
8 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 16, at 10:00 AM EST
Project Owners

Support Students Doing Good with Data

We are excited to introduce a new Master's Program at UMass, Amherst. The Data Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS) Program is committed to providing students intensive qualitative and quantitative methods training in advanced data science. Our curriculum supports evidence-based, decision-making practices for the public and private sectors.

DACSS believes that students learn best by applying course knowledge with hands-on research. DACSS students are leading high-profile, data-driven research under the guidance of faculty, who rely on funding sources to support student involvement. Your contribution will make a difference by allowing students this valuable research component to their education.


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Data Collector

Gathers information and ensures accuracy of data collected.


Data Analyst

Collects, cleans, and interprets data sets to answer a question or solve a problem.


Data Researcher

Information specialist who works with large datasets to find patterns, trends, and other useful information.


Data Engineer

Prepares data for analytical or operational use, building data pipelines to bring together information from different source systems.


Data Scientist

Analytical data experts who have the technical skills to solve complex problems.


Machine Learning Engineer

Researches, designs, develops, builds, and tests mechanical and thermal sensors and devices to improve designs to ensure efficiency.