This is a trend we have seen grow over a long time, and BI has therefore developed new, innovative programmes that combine technical science with business. If you are comfortable diving deep into data, studying graphs or measuring probability, but are also motivated by using that expertise to help businesses and society succeed, then an education from BI Norwegian Business School can give you opportunities that make it possible to combine your interests. In a job market where fresh graduates often apply for the same jobs, you can now build a profile that makes you stand out from the crowd.
Data Science and Analytics: Applicable and beneficial to society
For data science to have the transformative effect that it has the potential to, it must be seen in the light of other disciplines as well. One must understand and know where and how it can be useful. Researchers, engineers, specialists and stakeholders within the business, the public sector and professionals working within governance, must work together to optimise the use of the tools we have and are developing for the future. Examples of key industries and societal challenges where this interdisciplinary expertise is important:
- Law enforcement: The police's responsibility is, among other things, to protect us and detect and prevent crime. It is a big task that requires enormous resources. But with what kind of resources, when and where? A critical factor for the police is having the necessary resources available at the right time. This is an optimisation challenge that can be solved through the right use of data. By analysing data, it is possible to find out where and when there is the greatest likelihood of crime occurring and based on that information allocate personnel where it is most needed. See the example of how researchers from BI and external consultants collaborated to design an optimisation model that would help the Norwegian police prioritise their resources: