Tufts University to Add New Online Master’s in Data Science and Post Baccalaureate in Computer Science | News

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tufts University School of Engineering is collaborating with Noodle Partners, a leading online program manager (OPM), to launch a new online Master of Science in Data Science program and a Post-Baccalaureate in Computer Science. The programs are expected to launch in January 2021 with classes beginning in Fall 2021. 

“We are laser focused on building online programs that help meet the growing demand for data and computer scientists.”

The Master of Science program in Data Science is designed to prepare students who have earned bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields for advanced careers in data analysis and data-intensive science. The program focuses on statistics and machine learning, with courses in data infrastructure and systems, data analysis and interfaces, and theoretical elements. 

The Post-Baccalaureate program in Computer Science is open to individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline (BA or BS) and one college-level introductory computer course. The program is particularly well-suited for individuals preparing to re-enter the workforce, mid-level professionals looking to move into the field of computer science, and those preparing for graduate school. 

The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering jointly administer the Master of Science in Data Science, while the Department of Computer Science offers the Post-Baccalaureate in Computer Science. Students may apply to the post-baccalaureate program or to the post-baccalaureate/master’s combined program in Computer Science. 

“Building on the success of our recently launched Master of Science in Computer Science program with Noodle last fall, these two new programs in Data Science and Computer Science will help meet the soaring global demand for data engineers and computer scientists,” said Jianmin Qu, Dean of the Tufts University School of Engineering and Karol Family Professor. “In this fast-changing learning landscape,

Tufts University to Add New Online Master’s in Data Science and Post Baccalaureate in Computer Science

The Master of Science program in Data Science is designed to prepare students who have earned bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields for advanced careers in data analysis and data-intensive science. The program focuses on statistics and machine learning, with courses in data infrastructure and systems, data analysis and interfaces, and theoretical elements. 

The Post-Baccalaureate program in Computer Science is open to individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline (BA or BS) and one college-level introductory computer course. The program is particularly well-suited for individuals preparing to re-enter the workforce, mid-level professionals looking to move into the field of computer science, and those preparing for graduate school. 

The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering jointly administer the Master of Science in Data Science, while the Department of Computer Science offers the Post-Baccalaureate in Computer Science. Students may apply to the post-baccalaureate program or to the post-baccalaureate/master’s combined program in Computer Science. 

“Building on the success of our recently launched Master of Science in Computer Science program with Noodle last fall, these two new programs in Data Science and Computer Science will help meet the soaring global demand for data engineers and computer scientists,” said Jianmin Qu, Dean of the Tufts University School of Engineering and Karol Family Professor. “In this fast-changing learning landscape, Tufts provides students with a collaborative, community-based environment to meet industry’s rapidly-expanding need for innovative team members with advanced analytical capabilities.”

“Noodle is thrilled to continue our support for Tufts, and we are honored to play a role  in realizing Tufts’ commitment to expand its excellent engineering education to the online realm,” Lee Bradshaw, Chief

UNO clarifies +2 rule in viral Twitter post. Internet disagrees



UNO clarified the +2 rule in a viral Twitter post. (Photo: Getty Images)


UNO clarified the +2 rule in a viral Twitter post. (Photo: Getty Images)

UNO, the interesting number card game, is a big favourite and people including children as well as adults enjoy playing it. However, quite often, there has been enough argument over the +2 action card and its consequences. Now now, if you have often been a part of such altercations involving the +2 card while playing the card game, you may or may not be delighted to know that UNO has clarified the rule. Read on.

WHAT IS UNO?

Originally developed by Merle Robbins in 1971 in Ohio, UNO is card game that has been popular across generations. It consists of number cards in different colours as well as action cards such as Wild, Draw Four, Skip, +2 and Reverse.

HOW TO PLAY UNO?

To play UNO, seven cards are dealt to every player and the game begins after a card from the remaining deck is flipped over. Now, you have to play one card matching the card laid out in colour, number or symbol. The game continues and every action card has a particular rule with it. The player who finishes his cards first, wins.

WHAT DOES THE +2 CARD SIGNIFY?

After you throw a +2 card, the next player has to pick up two cards. But often, players argue that the next player, instead of picking up two cards, can throw a +2 card over a +2 if he has one. Sorry folks, but that isn’t the rule.

WHAT DID UNO TWEET ABOUT THE +2 CARD?

UNO has clarified the official rule in a new post on Twitter with respect to the +2 card. “Per management, you cannot STACK a +2 on a +2. Go ahead, roast us,” UNO said in their post.

Okay, then. Here

Kat Downs Mulder named managing editor/digital of The Washington Post

Downs Mulder is currently Vice President of Product and Design, overseeing The Post’s product strategy. She leads a team focused on developing and refining The Post’s website, apps, internal tools and new products to expand the audience for The Post’s journalism, deepen connections with new and loyal readers and grow subscriptions. Downs Mulder previously led The Post’s award-winning Graphics department for almost five years.

“I’m excited to return to the newsroom and look forward to leading this talented team of innovative journalists,” said Downs Mulder. “Having led product the last three years, I’ve gained a deep understanding of our subscribers and potential subscribers, and the content and experiences they value. I’ll bring that experience to this role with the ultimate goal of engaging readers more deeply and continuing to aggressively grow our subscriber base.”

Downs Mulder will start in her new position on Monday, Oct. 19.

Full memo from Post Executive Editor Marty Baron below:

I am delighted to announce that Kat Downs Mulder will become The Post’s new managing editor/digital, effective next Monday.

Kat, who now serves as vice president of product and design and previously headed The Post’s Graphics department for almost five years, will lead our efforts to innovate in a rapidly changing digital landscape and to guide the newsroom through a dramatic evolution in storytelling forms and in how the public consumes information.

Kat has been a leader for years in the digital transformation of The Post. As director of Graphics, she moved the department from its print orientation to an intense digital focus, promoting original visual reporting, creative storytelling that fuses the powerful tools now at our disposal, and presentations tailored to mobile and social platforms. The work won gold medals from Malofiej and the Society for News Design, and contributed to three Pulitzer prizes.

The Post COVID-19 Recovery Will Take Some Time: InnoVen Capital’s Ashish Sharma


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Startups have been at the heart of venture capital (VC) funding for the past few years, and expectations were high at the start of 2020 but the entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem has not been spared by the coronavirus pandemic. In recent years, despite an environment of uncertainty and political-economic tension, great progress has been made in the venture capital space.

Startups in particularly hard-hit industries have found themselves at risk in these uncertain times as sales have softened and private fundraisings have proved more challenging. Founders had to look hard at their businesses, including their cash runways, forecasts, capex and assumptions, in order to weather the storm.

InnoVen Capital’s managing director and chief executive officer Ashish Sharma talked to Entrepreneur India and discussed how startups are being evaluated especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Near-Term Market Impact

The pandemic will directly or indirectly prolong to significantly affect business action levels and operations for startups for many months to come.

This will more than likely result in a decline in VC deal volume over the short to medium term, particularly for startups in the travel, ride sharing, workspace sharing, leisure and events sectors given the contraction in consumer activity and government responses to the pandemic. It has resulted in a pronounced uptick in activities in areas such as e-commerce, online entertainment and social media, online medical and health services, home working and education tools, and non-contact services such as robotics and artificial intelligence, particularly for supply chains and logistics.

“Because of the pandemic and consumer behavior, the demand and destruction has been very high and the recovery will take a long time,” Sharma noted.

While the consumer end-markets