Data Science Day 2021

Data Science Day provides a forum for innovators in academia, industry, and government to connect. Our April 21, 2021 virtual event will feature a keynote address; two sessions of lightning talks from leading Columbia University faculty members; and an interactive session of data science posters and demonstrations.

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
365 Current Graduate Students
532 M.S. in Data Science Alumni (June 2020)
18 Columbia Schools, Institutes, and Colleges
27 Industry Affiliates
263 Bootcamp Participants
46 Undergraduate & Graduate DSI Scholars (Fall 2019)
100+ Student Research Projects
98% Job or Internship Placement 3 months after graduation
60+ Campus Connection Projects
350+ Affiliated Faculty
11 Research Centers & Working Groups


affiliated faculty across 18 Columbia schools

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