Due to high participation and interest level, the competition was held on two days, and over 100 high school students participated.
The visit aimed to explore and discuss cybersecurity threats, as well as PicsArt IT infrastructure and operations management.
AUA Adjunct Lecturer Habet Madoyan and CSE Student Erik Hambardzumyan Discuss AUA’s Upcoming Data Science Program on Kentron TVFebruary 1, 2018
[Kentron] “Data science is considered the most in demand profession of the 21st century. According to several calculations there will be a great shortage of data scientists in the next five to ten years” said Madoyan.
The highlight of the event was a 90-minute panel discussion moderated by Dr. Shakeh Kaftarian, who chaired the Empowerment of Girls and Women in Armenia conference at AUA in April 2017.
“For me, having a dream or desire that encourages you to get up every day and work is more important than academic or even financial achievements. This is exactly how I feel about teaching at AUA,” said Baloian.
CSE Dean Aram Hajian and CSE Adjunct Lecturer Arthur Khalatyan Highlight Advantages of Data Science on Yerkir MediaJanuary 26, 2018
[YerkirMedia] “The data science program is in line with AUA’s mission to prepare competitive specialists for the international market who continue to live and work in Armenia,” said Hajian.
[Shant] “The best thing about the profession of data scientist in Armenia is that you don’t need to leave your country to work for companies like Google, Facebook, BMW or Louis Vuitton,” said Khalatyan.
The core emphasis of the program is on mathematics, statistics, and computation. After their first year of study in the program, students will be able to choose an area of focus, or a track, in either business analytics or bioinformatics.
The 2018 Wege Prize has 17 teams competing for first, second, and third place, with cash prizes totaling 30,000 USD.