Data Science (Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning)

Connecticut home to globally recognized research institutions like Yale, whose A.I. research in sensory-controlled behavior has been groundbreaking. The research coming out of Yale and UConn, combined with the state’s top talent, large defense industry, and proximity to Manhattan, Boston and other east coast cities, has driven the growth of Connecticut’s data science industry. 

Key Facts

  • Connecticut was the first state in the U.S. to publish a cybersecurity defense capabilities report
  • UConn’s Coding Boot Camp is preparing working professionals for IT jobs (Kelser)
  • #1 Digital Economy (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation)
  • Connecticut is #4 in the U.S. for Knowledge Jobs (Information Technology Innovation Foundation, 2020)

The Connecticut Technology Council, a statewide trade association focused on technology companies, is one of the organizations helping to inform and advocate on behalf of the industry.

Talent Pipeline

  • Connecticut’s community colleges and universities are preparing the next generation of technology leaders. 
  • Capital Community College offers an A.S. in Technology Studies with an Engineering option
  • Yale offers a B.A. and B.S. in Computer Science, along with combined majors in Electrical Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, and Psychology
  • UConn offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Western Connecticut State University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems
  • Sacred Heart University offers an M.S. in Cybersecurity
  • University of Bridgeport offers an M.S. in Technology
  • University of New Haven offers an B.S. in Computer Science & Computer & Electrical Engineering
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