Conduct research that touches every corner of the world

When properly leveraged, data can serve as a powerful change agent. For communities. Entire industries. Even countries.

In the Data Science Program, we partner with organizations and interdisciplinary researchers from around the world to examine how data is currently being used—and, more importantly, how it can be used—to lead to effective, accurate, and transformative decision-making.

What our students and faculty are researching

From biomedicine and astronomy to environmental policy, business development, and everything in between, there isn’t an industry that our students and faculty aren’t examining through the lens of data science.

Our approach to research is dynamic. Visit one of our labs or lectures, and you’ll likely see us using a range of best-in-class data science tools, tactics, and methodologies.

These include:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Big data systems
  • Data privacy and security
  • Complex networks and systems
  • Biological and health data science
  • Social data science
  • Data visualization and communication
Esmé Middaugh

It’s impressive to realize how quickly data visualization is evolving and expanding, and getting to see how the whole process works is extremely useful.

Esmé Middaugh, M.S. in Data Science—Residential

How to join a research project

To work with a faculty member on their research, or to complete an independent study with a particular faculty member, we encourage you to contact that faculty member directly.

If you have additional questions about research at data science, you can contact Haixu Tang, director of the data science graduate program.

Learn more about data science faculty

View our faculty directory