Our Mission

The Data Science Institute at Columbia University has a three-part mission that encapsulates the great promise this new field has to improve the quality of life for all.  Our mission is:

  • To advance the state-of-the-art in data science;
  • To transform all fields, professions, and sectors through the application of data science;
  • To ensure the responsible use of data to benefit society.

The Data Science Institute at Columbia University trains the next generation of data scientists and develops innovative technology to serve society. With more than 350 affiliated faculty working in a wide range of disciplines, the Institute fosters collaboration in advancing techniques to gather and interpret data and addresses urgent problems facing society. The Institute also works closely with industry to bring promising ideas to market.

Our affiliated faculty are based in 17 schools, institutes and colleges across the University:


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