Data for Good

We train the next generation of data scientists, develop innovative technology, and foster collaborations to address pressing societal problems.

Focus Areas

We have accelerated the pace of discovery by working on five of society’s most challenging problems.

Research Centers

These engines of translational research and education in the data sciences are also sources of technology with high commercialization potential.

Computing Systems for Data-Driven Science
Data, Media and Society
Financial and Business Analytics
Foundations of Data Science
Health Analytics
Sense, Collect and Move Data
Smart Cities

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Computational Social Science

We explore profound and urgent questions about how the information revolution will transform society as a whole.

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Materials Discovery Analytics

We develop modeling concepts, tools, techniques, and systems to integrate and leverage data science methodologies with fundamental physics and chemistry.

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Our creative research on pedagogies and curriculum development maintains Columbia’s leadership in data science education.

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DSI by the Numbers

2012 Year Established
192 Current Graduate Students (May 2021)
679 M.S. in Data Science Alumni (May 2021)
18 Columbia Schools, Institutes, and Colleges
27 Industry Affiliates
297 Bootcamp Participants
46 Undergraduate & Graduate DSI Scholars (Fall 2019)
200+ Student Research Projects
98% Job or Internship Placement 3 months after graduation
183 Campus Connection Projects (since August 2018)
350+ Affiliated Faculty
11 Research Centers & Working Groups


affiliated faculty across 18 Columbia schools

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