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Harness the potential of big data in the 21st century

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Make discoveries from analyzing large-scale data

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Advance work in data science across multiple disciplines

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Degree Programs

In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in data science, we offer a variety of related degree programs in this growing field.

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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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Lab students

Feature Story

High school students take a dive into data science

How has the number of movies changed over time? Which countries have produced the most feature films? Which directors’ movies are highest ranked? And who makes the longest and shortest films? There’s no shortage of this kind of information at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which stores information on nearly 500,000 feature films from all over the world. The challenge for 18 high school students attending the University of Rochester’s summer precollege program: How to make sense of it all in a visually compelling, easily understood fashion.

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50000square feet

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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