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August 25, 2020

IPSDS in Times of Corona

When lockdown began almost everywhere in the world, we conducted a very short student survey consisting of questions related to the effects of the corona crisis on the everyday study life of the IPSDS participants. The results of the study are published now.

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June 29, 2020

Two new IPSDS courses in the field of official statistics

We are currently developing two courses in the field of official statistics as part of the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS). Together with our colleagues from Destatis, Statistics Netherlands, and La Sapienza University, Rome we are working on the courses “Introduction to Official Statistics - a Reflective Approach” and “Advanced Topics in Official Statistics”.

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June 26, 2020

Thanks for two great online events!

We were holding our first half-day online conferences this week and are very thankful that we have had such amazing speakers, interesting discussions and cutting-edge data science insights.

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June 9, 2020

AAPOR: IPSDS faculty awarded three times

Once a year the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) honors scientists in the field of survey and public opinion research. This year, IPSDS Program Director Frauke Kreuter and IPSDS lecturer Alexander Wenz have been awarded.

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May 20, 2020

Connect@IPSDS 2020 as an Online Event

We’re thrilled to announce that we will hold Connect@IPSDS 2020 online on June 26. Following the success of the last few years, IPSDS will once again bring together leading data science experts from industry, business and science under the direction of Program Director Frauke Kreuter.

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May 12, 2020

2020 IPSDS Assessment Report out now

The funding of the project allowed for accepting three test-cohorts (in total 48 students) who were allowed to take IPSDS courses at no costs in exchange for participation in the program evaluation. The 2020 IPSDS Assessment Report summarizes key results of the one year follow-up surveys.

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May 5, 2020

Conducting Rapid Surveys Worldwide - Facebook's COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Survey

Curtiss Cobb (Facebook) and IPSDS Program Director Frauke Kreuter (University of Mannheim, University of Maryland, IAB) will discuss the worldwide COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Survey Facebook just launched under the leadership of Curtiss and Frauke.

Join us in our digital classroom for the digital masterclass "Conducting Rapid Surveys Worldwide – Facebook’s COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Survey" on May 15, 2020, 4 pm CEST / 10 am EDT.

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April 23, 2020

WiDS Mannheim 2020 will take place online

Due to the current evolution of the coronavirus, we’ve finally decided to host WiDS Mannheim 2020 as an online event to make sure we all stay safe and healthy. The event will still take place on June 25, 2020 but we’ve slightly changed the timeline. I am attaching the updated event agenda.

We will use Zoom, a simple online conference tool, and provide the log-in link in a separate email shortly before the event.

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April 21, 2020

WEBINAR: SURVEYS IN TIMES OF CORONA

The corona pandemic and the measures taken by the government are affecting the lives of everyone. Scientists from numerous disciplines are currently focusing their research on coronavirus-related data to contribute to a better understanding of the impact of the crisis on society. This is a very practical example of the increasing importance of data science and the need to adequately educate experts in this field.

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April 2, 2020

The International Program in Survey and Data Science in a nutshell

IPSDS is a graduate level online learning program in the fields of data science and measurement. Our flexible online learning environment is based on a flipped classroom model and permits students to take courses from anywhere in the world. In the past, we have repeatedly received questions about the structure and procedure of the program.

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Catch Up Date for WiDS Mannheim 2020
March 25, 2020

Catch Up Date for WiDS Mannheim 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re planning to catch up on WiDS Mannheim 2020 on June 25 at the University of Mannheim!

In the light of COVID-19 we need to adapt our decision making carefully every day. So far, we cannot predict clearly the evolution of COVID-19 but keep monitoring its course and impact closely. You will continue to hear regular updates from us.

For now, we’re proud to confirm this amazing speaker line up:

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CONNECT@IPSDS 2020
March 15, 2020

CONNECT@IPSDS 2020

We are facing an increasingly challenging moment as COVID-19 has moved from an isolated and seemingly distant outbreak to a global pandemic that is now clearly among us.  

At this moment, we cannot predict precisely the course and impacts of COVID-19. But as we continue to monitor it closely, guided in our decision making by the best and most current public health guidance. 

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February 27, 2020

Application period for Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement starting now

We’re thrilled to announce that the admission for the Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement is open now!

The Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement offers:

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February 21, 2020

Online Q&A Sessions for the Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement Program

Just in time for the start of the application phase, the Mannheim Business School is offering several live online Q&A sessions for those interested in the master program.

Register now for one of the live sessions held on:

  • February 28, 2020 (1-2 pm CEST)
  • March 18, 2020 (1-2 pm CEST)
  • April 21, 2020 (1.30-2.30 pm CEST)
  • May 5, 2020 (1-2 pm CEST)

Interested?

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WiDS Mannheim 2020 conference presents outstanding speaker line-up
February 4, 2020

WiDS Mannheim 2020 conference presents outstanding speaker line-up

We are excited to launch the 3rd Women in Data Science Mannheim conference! Again, we will feature outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. We are proud to present this year’s amazing speaker line-up:

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January 29, 2020

IPSDS goes Mannheim Business School

We are excited to announce that the International Program in Survey and Data Science will be offered as “Mannheim Master of Applied Data Science & Measurement (MDM)” at the Mannheim Business School from summer 2020 on.

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January 26, 2020

How apps spy on us – IPSDS Program Director Frauke Kreuter and lecturer Jörg Drechsler on ZDF

Data storage on a large scale has become quite normal today. But it is not the governments that spy and store data, but unknown data dealers. IPSDS Program Director Frauke Kreuter and IPSDS lecturer Jörg Drechsler explain on ZDF how apps store data, who uses this data for what, and what challenges we should publicly discuss when it comes to data retention.

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The Women in Data Science Conference will come back to Mannheim
January 13, 2020

The Women in Data Science Conference will come back to Mannheim

We’re WiDS ambassadors again! Following the last years’ success, the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS) is excited to bring this unique conference back to Mannheim. We’re proud to partner with SAP Next Gen and Stanford University again to unite local Data Science industry and academic leaders, as well as students and post-doc researchers for an exceptional one-day event.

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Welcome to the team, Markus!
January 9, 2020

Welcome to the team, Markus!

You may be seeing a new name and face around IPSDS. It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you our newest team member Markus. Markus is our evaluation expert and will take care of research questions related to the program as well as guiding online courses. He will always have an ear for the lecturers’ and students’ concerns, and support the team in taking the IPSDS project to the next level.

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November 11, 2019

IPSDS will offer single online courses

We are excited to announce that the International Program in Survey and Data Science will now offer the opportunity to join various single courses without being enrolled in the full IPSDS program. The needs of data experts are as diverse as the fields in which they are working.

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Welcome to the team, Caro!
August 20, 2019

Welcome to the team, Caro!

We are excited to introduce you to our newest team member Caro! Caro will help us applying the finishing touch to the IPSDS project. She takes care of different online courses, supports students regarding their course choices and Master thesis. She also tackles research questions related to the program and learning analytics.

Welcome onboard, Caro!

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May 25, 2019

Connect@IPSDS is back in 2019

We are looking forward to this year’s Connect@IPSDS event which will take place from May 31 to June 1, 2019 at the Mannheim Business School campus.

The opening on Friday will be exclusively for IPSDS students. The annual IPSDS networking session is a great opportunity for our students to come together and meet their fellow students, enjoy various workshops and participate in our career panel.

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Women in Data Science (WiDS) Mannheim Conference 2019
March 26, 2019

Women in Data Science (WiDS) Mannheim Conference 2019

Following success in 2018, International Program in Survey & Data Science (University of Mannheim), SAP Next Gen and GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences have been proud to partner with Stanford University to bring the WiDS conference to Mannheim.

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April 4, 2018

IPSDS webinar series

Last year, IPSDS started an online Brown Bag seminar, where one of our participants presented his work project. We enjoyed such a format a lot and would like to continue organizing such meetings. Our next presenter is an external guest Maura Bardo who is a mathematical statistician at the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference comes to Mannheim
March 1, 2018

The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference comes to Mannheim

The conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This annual conference is held at Stanford University and 100+ locations worldwide. This year, WiDS will also take place in Mannheim, organized by the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS) with the support of P3 and Mannheim Business School. The event will take place on March 8, 2018.

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October 21, 2017

International Program in Survey and Data Science: Apply now (participation until February 2019 is tuition-free)

We are pleased to announce that the application process to join the 3rd cohort of the International Program in Survey and Data Science (IPSDS) is now open.

The International Program in Survey and Data Science is a joint program offered through the University of Mannheim and the Joint Program in Survey Methodology - a consortium of the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, and Westat.

The IPSDS offers:

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September 29, 2017

IPSDS founder Frauke Kreuter receives Facebook Faculty Research Award for bringing survey methodology and data science together

While most data science programs focus their curricula on the areas of computer science and statistics, IPSDS takes it a step further. The program's curriculum adds to these key areas expertise in data collection and data quality. The international program is designed to educate data experts to draw insights from both designed data (collected via surveys) and organic data (aka “found data” or “big data”).

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