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New grant will unlock workings of the brain’s waste removal system

Rochester scientists discovered the glymphatic system. Now, the National Institutes of Health is bringing together several teams of researchers to better understand its mechanics.

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VISTA Collaboratory.

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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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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Economic Impact

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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Certificate Program

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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MS Program

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

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Feature Story

Study of headlines shows media bias is growing

A team from the Department of Computer Science used machine learning to analyze publications across the political spectrum.

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Faculty Honors

Ajay Anand honored for undergraduate teaching innovations

As one of the recipients of this years Goergen Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching—Ajay Anand has grown a capstone course that offers students hands-on projects focused on experiential learning.

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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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