Our People


Interdisciplinary, data-driven collaborations permeate every corner of Columbia University.

The Data Science Institute (DSI) facilitates the kind of breakthrough discoveries that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago by making it possible for Columbia’s scholars to extract value from the vast reservoirs of data that are being generated today. DSI members and affiliated faculty work in a wide range of disciplines — from business to medicine, social work to literature, history to natural science — and unite their expertise in interdisciplinary teams to gather and interpret data and address urgent problems facing our society.

Our revolutionary approach touches virtually every discipline, adds value to nearly every part of Columbia’s education and research enterprise, and signals tremendous potential for more groundbreaking solutions to many issues faced by humankind.