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New Master of Science (MS) Track Combines Data Science and Genomics

The NIH R25 Genomic Intensive Data Science Award targets data science master’s students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, supporting their education and providing mentorship, fellowship, and research opportunities.

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New DOE Award Employs Machine Learning to Push Fusion Energy Forward

Rochester scientists will develop machine learning to help predict, design, and improve laser-fusion implosions for inertial fusion energy.

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NSF Grant Utilizes AI to Reduce Oral Health Disparities

Dentists and computer scientists are collaborating on a smartphone app that can detect tooth decay in children from underserved communities.

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The Goergen Institute for Data Science offers a variety of degree programs, including bachelor's and master's degrees, and the advanced certificate in data science.

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At Rochester, interdisciplinary teams are advancing basic and applied research in data science to improve health, create new industries, and expand knowledge.

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The Rochester region and New York State are poised to be national leaders in analyzing and commercializing the uses of data to help fuel economic growth.

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Gain, refresh your skills in data science—part time

Brooke Brehm and Sarah Siddiqui both say they’ve benefited from the data science skills they’ve learned from the Advanced Certificate in Data Science program offered through the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

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Asaro Biggar Professorships/Fellowships in Data Science

Congratulations to Zhen Bai (left) and Lee Murray (right) the newest recipients of the Asaro Biggar Professorships/Fellowships in Data Science, which support tenured or tenure-track faculty from the Hajim School and the School of Arts & Sciences who use data science methods to frame, analyze, and resolve the most pressing issues in their fields.

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Wegmans Hall—home of the Goergen Institute for Data Science, Department of Computer Science, and other academic areas—is a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified building.


The Goergen Institute for Data Science will create regional jobs and generate an estimated $530M in research funding over a ten-year period, according to a 2014 report by the Center for Governmental Research.

Why Data Science?

Data science is transforming science, business, and our everyday lives. The digital revolution is creating unforeseen new opportunities to answer questions in medicine and health, energy and the environment, economics and politics, and beyond.

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Master’s Program

MS in Data Science

The data science master's program at the University of Rochester is training the next generation of data scientists.

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