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Master of Science in Applied Data Science with a Specialization in Crisis Informatics

In a crisis, information is a critical resource. It’s what drives the response—analyzing scope, calculating impact, identifying resources, and deploying responders. Informatics informs the planning, preparedness, and mitigation necessary to minimize the impact of a crisis.

To plan for, mitigate, and manage a crisis, you need data. With the right skills, you can use that data to provide useful information and potentially life-saving knowledge.

Become a key member of the crisis management team. Earn your degree from the first informatics school in the nation: the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

Technical solutions for tough situations

Our trailblazing program is the first to offer a Master of Science in Applied Data Science with a specialization in Crisis Informatics. You’ll learn methods of data mining, how to transform large data sets into usable knowledge, and ways to represent information visually.

Information technology helps key stakeholders to better predict and manage disasters. These skills support the management of spatial and other types of information before, during, and following a crisis, enabling researchers and practitioners to anticipate disasters and their impact.

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Learn how to manage crises

Crisis informatics applies information technology and data analytics to disasters and emergencies to

  • Leverage geospatial technologies to model and visualize hazards and vulnerabilities.
  • Develop plans for mitigating, preparing for, and responding to disasters.
  • Use social media content from people in disaster zones to create humanitarian response plans.
  • Draw on information from crowdsourcing, participatory mapping, or citizen science, with members of the public serving as everyday analysts.

Become a leader in data science

Ours is the first data science program in Indiana to offer both master’s and Ph.D. degrees. Ties to industry, employment, and research distinguish our school and its programs.

The Master of Science in Applied Data Science with a specialization in Crisis Informatics teaches you the latest methods of data management, analysis, and high-throughput data storage and how to apply them in preparing for, mitigating, and recovering from disasters and emergencies.

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