Department of Computer Science and Data Science

Qingguo Wang
Chair, Department of Computer Science and Data Science
qiwang@mmc.edu

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Computer Science and Data Science. Our faculty are devoted to excellence in data science education and research that serve our local and global communities.

Data science as a new field has grown tremendously in the past several years due to its great potential to transform industries, health care, and scientific discovery. Our faculty are passionate about teaching data science skills and methodologies to train the next generation of data scientists.

We are also committed to cutting-edge research on a wide range of issues that arise in health care, business and sciences. Our interdisciplinary research includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational biology, genomics, complex human diseases, wearable devices and health informatics.

Our broad research presents opportunities for students to explore areas of their interest. We also collaborate with our colleagues across Meharry Medical College as well as investigators from other institutions and members of the health care, tech and business communities. By working together to provide solutions to society’s great challenges and in particular a transformative education, we continue to make a positive impact on our communities and the sciences.

Degree and certificates offered

MS Data Science degree

Learn the best-practice knowledge and skills that will position you as the sought-after technology professional.

Data Science
Graduate Certificate

Acquire programming skills and a basic background in data science.

SAS-Meharry Academic Specialization in Data Wrangling

Develop a mastery of concepts in the field of organization and management of information.

Research and Development

We have applied data science methodologies to study many problems in health care, business and sciences. Below are example projects that we have explored solutions for:

  • Measles Rash Identification Using Residual Deep Convolutional Neural Network
  • Harnessing the Mobile health (mHealth) technology for early detection of adverse clinical events in hematologic cancer patients
  • Harnessing the Mobile health (mHealth) technology for early diagnosis and prediction of COVID-19 patients

We also support other meaningful research and development underway at the School of Applied Computational Sciences.

Student services

A goal in the Department of Computer Science and Data Science is to prepare students with the skills and experience they need for a successful career in research, industry or academia. Our student services staff support students throughout their Meharry experience as advisors on academic coursework and research projects. We also work with students to help prepare you for your career after Meharry.

Admission Requirements

We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds who are motivated to learn data science skills and methodologies and apply them to impactful research. Find out what you need to do to enroll in one of our academic programs.   

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Department Faculty

The faculty in the Department of Computer Science and Data Science are devoted to excellence in data science education and research that serve our local and global communities.

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