Media Release

AIM introduces Ph.D. in Data Science program

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is launching a new doctoral Ph.D. in Data Science program aims to make original contributions to data science by leveraging data systems, analyzing trends, and building models in a clear manner for the interest of industry, society, and academia.

The “unusual,” advanced, and high-level doctoral program is the first of its kind in the Philippines and one of only a few in the rest of Asia.

“This doctorate Ph.D. program is designed to push the boundaries of knowledge across multiple disciplines and will maintain AIM’s leading position in Data Science, complexity science, and artificial intelligence research,” said Dean Jikyeong Kang, president, AIM.

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The Ph.D. program builds on the success of AIM’s Master of Science in Data Science degree program which is currently ranked third in Far East Asia ahead of similar offerings in Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.

“We want our graduates to be able to rise to the new challenges of a world powered and governed by data,” said Associate Professor Erika Legara, academic program director, MSc in Data Science, AIM. “AIM’s Ph.D. in Data Science program will stress the creation of new knowledge, insights, and methods with and from data. The program will train individuals to conduct comprehensive and extensive research on cross-disciplinary topics.”

Data scientists

Students who take AIM’s Ph.D. in Data Science program’s rigorous curriculum will be under the guidance of the Institute’s internationally recognized faculty of data scientists. They will also have access to AIM’s 1.2-petaflop computing facility, one of the most powerful and sophisticated supercomputing platforms in Southeast Asia.

All Ph.D. students will be required to serve as instructors or teaching assistants at AIM, allowing them to share the results of their research. Upon graduation, they are likely to become key players in ethical and responsive Data Science research and policymaking in a wide range of fields, including finance, economics, urban planning, transportation, and medicine.

Graduates of the new Ph.D. program will be equipped with practical skills on the latest theories and concepts of data science to satisfy the needs of the government, the various industries and international organizations, as well as the big tech firms like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, and the prestigious banks like JP Morgan.