Message from the Director

Welcome to Brown University's Data Science Initiative!

As interim director for the 2020-2021 academic year, my goal for Brown University's Data Science Initiative (DSI) is to ensure those most in need are not the last to benefit from fundamental research in data science or data-driven applied research.




Sohini Ramachandran
Interim DSI Director

I see Brown University’s DSI as unique because we:

  • Equally value both domain-driven and fundamental methodological research in data science;
  • Increase data fluency and educate the next generation of data scientists, through our master’s program and providing outreach to students and researchers at a variety of career stages; 
  • Explore the impact of the data revolution on culture, education, health and genomics, society, and social justice by engaging with research partners within the University and beyond.

Please explore the website to find out about our events, about data science research at Brown, our Master’s program in Data Science, the Data Gymnasia, Data Fellows Program (in partnership with Brown University’s nationally renowned Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, and more. Whether you’re a prospective student, a Brown community member, a future collaborator, or a potential partner in a data-rich industry, feel free to contact us with questions or ideas.

 

Research

The Data Science Initiative is a hub for transdisciplinary research across a range of fields. We seek new methodological advances in data science, informed by specific domain challenges, creating a virtuous feedback loop of innovation.