Data Science Institute


The Data Science Institute strives to ensure those most in need are not the last to benefit from fundamental research in data science or data-driven applied research.

DSI at Brown University 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


DSI is unique because we:

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  • 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.
Reach out to us with questions about DSI and our research and programs!
Resources for members of the DSI community: faculty, students, staff.


Faces of DSI

Get to know the people and the range of data science research that make up DSI in this collection of profiles.