What is Data Science?

Data Science encompasses the statistical and computational techniques, technologies, and methodologies developed to enable the most recent paradigm of discovery, i.e., data-driven discovery (aka Big Data), complementing the discovery paradigms of theory, experimentation, and simulation.

Data science is currently deployed as one of the main approaches for making a discovery in a wide set of applications in almost all academic disciplines and industry sectors, including health informatics, precision, and personalized medicine, engineering, business analytics, geosciences, social studies, intelligent transportation, and cybersecurity, to name a few. In turn, the demand for data science expertise has created a vast workforce shortage, reflecting the need for hundreds of thousands of data scientists in the U.S. alone.

Join the Data Science Community Hub!

This website is the landing space for the data science community at CU Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses. We want to bring together everyone who considers themselves data scientists, whether they pursue research in core data science, applications of data science in various fields of research, or education programs in data science. Our community and website is a work in progress and we want you to be part of it.

Please fill out our Data Science Interest Survey and let us know how you'd like to participate!

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