The AIM PhD in Data Science program is the first of its kind in the Philippines and among only a handful in Asia. Globally, the demand for data science practitioners has been skyrocketing. The scarcity on the supply side, however, is much grimmer for data science leaders who are also expert researchers with significant novel contributions to knowledge in the field.
The PhD in Data Science program will train individuals to conduct comprehensive and extensive research on a specific topic within the field including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, deep learning, network science, and computer vision.
On 10 October 2020 (10/10/2020), the first cohort of eight aspiring data science scholars and industry leaders in the era of Industry 4.0 started their journey in the program. They were welcomed during the program’s Convocation that included inspiring congratulatory messages delivered by Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rafaelita Aldaba, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) President Acd. Rhodora Azanza, Philippine-American Association of Scientists and Engineers (PAASE) President Acd. Gisela Concepcion, National Scientist Raul Fabella, and Chief of Future Intelligence Technologies of Rolls-Royce, Terence Hung.