This course permits graduate students in data science to work with a faculty mentor to explore a topic in depth or conduct research in selected areas. Requirements for completion include submission of a significant paper or project. Prerequisite(s): Seven data science graduate courses including two courses numbered 605.7xx or 625.7xx or admission to the post-master’s certificate program. Students must also have permission of a faculty mentor, the student’s academic advisor, and the program chair. Course Note(s): Students may not receive credit for both EN.685.802 Independent Study in Data Science II and EN.685.795.