Data Science Initiative

Data Science Initiative at Brown

The mission of the Data Science Initiative (DSI) at Brown is to stimulate innovation and support people aspiring to improve lives in our data-driven world.

DSI engages people across campus and beyond, to: 


  • Educate all in data fluency and advanced area-specific applications of data science methods 
  • Stimulate large-scale multidisciplinary research developing and applying data science methods to multiple data modalities
  • Ensure that the power of data be leveraged toward a more equitable society

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Brown University recently became a member of the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN). PIT-UN fosters collaboration between universities and colleges to build the field of public interest technology and nurture a new generation of civic-minded technologists. This
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Linda Clark, newly promoted to Senior Lecturer of Data Science, has been the driving force behind DSI’s undergraduate education programs at Brown.
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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Data Science options for undergraduates include a Certificate in Data Fluency and the Data Science Fellows program trains undergraduates to collaborate with faculty to build more data science into course curricula.

Graduate Programs

DSI offers a master's degree in Data Science and a doctoral certificate, designed for students from a broad range of educational and work backgrounds.