DSS @ LSU is a community of graduate and undergraduate students at LSU, with the aim of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration on Data Science related projects among students. Pursuant to that, the community offers or partakes in:

The Programs

Members are required to be actively involved in at least one of the programs below.

Weekly Deviations

As the name connotes, the Weekly Deviations program hosts weekly seminar-like, psuedo-consulting or tutorial sessions on a variety of data science concepts or projects. The atmosphere is usually relaxed - members, faculty or guests present on some topics or pose a problem; and the audience ask questions, provide solutions or contributions. This program is also in charge of organizing casual social events.

Program Leader(s): Henrique Cheng, Frank Saforo

Kaggle and Analytics

Focus here is on preparing and partaking in data science competitions like those on Kaggle. Rigorous training on big data, statistical modelling and computation is also offered alongside training in Python, R, SAS, SQL, Apache Spark, TensorFlow, PyTorch and D3.js.

Program Leader(s): Frank Saforo, Somnath Mukherjee

Career Development

Organizes development opportunities encompassing but not limited to:

  • professional workshops from industry and academic leaders
  • data science portfolio building
  • attending scientific and career seminars/workshops

Program Leader(s): Alexander Tryforos, Dependra Bhatta

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