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PhD in administration - Data Science

PhD in Administration — Data Science

Are you planning on a career in academia or business in the field of data science? Join a community of professors and researchers with valuable, recognized expertise.

Your PhD in short

  • Offered by HEC Montréal jointly with Concordia and McGill universities and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). This partnership gives you access to resources (faculty and courses) rarely available elsewhere in the world.
  • Full-time program allowing you to complete your studies in four or five years.
  • Tuition fees waived and competitive funding for the first four years of your studies.

For a fascinating career

“Whereas many PhD programs aim exclusively at academic careers, HEC’s approach satisfies both academic interests and professional education.”
Walid Mathlouthi, Senior Partner with Deloitte
“The teaching and support I received during my PhD studies at HEC Montréal were of such high quality that I couldn’t help but succeed.”
Ahlem Hajjem, Professor at ESG UQAM

Among the best

The professors associated with this doctoral specialization have authored over 200 scientific papers in the top journals, including:

  • Biometrika
  • Journal of the American Statistical Association
  • Statistical Methods in Medical Research

Be part of research innovations

HEC Montréal is a founding member of the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO). The Institute brings together 900 scientists interested in optimization (operational research) and data science. The group has received major funding ($93.6 million) for research into big data mining.
HEC Montréal is home to Tech3Lab, the largest user-experience (UX) laboratory in North America. It’s a unique milieu for advanced research in human-machine interaction and the user experience.
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Varied research interests

Methodology

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Big data mining
  • Data mining
  • Deep learning
  • Genomics
  • Machine learning
  • Non-parametric methods
  • Recommendation systems
  • Statistics

Applications

  • Analytics of urban environments
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Network analysis
  • Traffic safety
  • User experience (UX)

An exceptional research milieu

The six professors mainly associated with the doctoral specialization in Data Science have substantial research funds at their disposal to assist students. One of them, Professor Denis Larocque, holds a Research professorship in Data Science.

Researchers in this specialization work closely with several research groups and knowledge transfer hubs, including:

In addition, HEC Montréal is an institutional member of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI).

Program details
Type
PhD
Credits  
90 credits
Schedule
  • Full time
Time
  • Day
Level
PhD

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