Students at the Illinois Institute of Technology who are working toward a degree in data science not only learn about statistical theory and programming, but also communication. "Students coming in for a data scientist course are not looking for a real narrow technical focus but a broader in interdisciplinary approach" said Shlomo Argamon, professor of computer science and director of the master's program in data science. "But they may still not understand it involves learning to talk with people who are not technical. I hope they will learn how important these skills can be," he added.

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