Sibren Isaacman, Ph.D.
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“Loyola’s computer science curriculum is taught by world-class researchers and teachers, surrounded by one of the best places in the country to work in computer science,” says Sibren Isaacman, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science. “Combine this with a focus on educating the whole person, and you have a truly excellent foundation for a lifelong career in computer science.” Isaacman, who holds a B.S. in Physics from Cornell University and a Master of Engineering, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. in Engineering from Princeton University, has been teaching at Loyola since 2012. His research focuses on the performance of mobile devices while saving power and how people use their smartphones in daily life. Prior to earning his Ph.D. from Princeton, Isaacman taught high school physics in Nicaragua. Isaacman enjoys the comradery between his colleagues and the close-knit relationships he has built with students at Loyola. The Bowie, Md., native who was born in Hilo, Hawaii, says Loyola’s focus on Jesuit values within the computer science program is a distinctive benefit: “A successful data scientist can do more than process data—they can extract and convey the meaning—and a strong liberal arts background helps with exactly that.”
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Loyola prepares data science graduates with what is perhaps the most powerful and difficult tool to obtain: the ability to express your technical findings in a way that can be understood by everyone.