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Data Science Visions


Data Science Visions

Type: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA)

Modern society, medicine,  business, science, engineering and even the humanities are awash in data. The amount of data being produced is growing so fast that a new interdisciplinary field called data science has emerged to process, analyze, visualize and ultimately extract knowledge from the data. This initiative seeks to take the first steps in positioning Vanderbilt to be a leader in this critical new field. The initiative will identify and connect all the disparate islands of data science activity at Vanderbilt to create a unified data science community and spark cross-campus research collaborations. The initiative will also support new educational tracks and establish active partnerships with on-campus research groups and off-campus industry to provide immersive real-world training for students.  More ambitiously, this TIPs award hopes to seed a sustainable, visible and internationally impactful activity with the future creation of a trans-institutional data science institute at Vanderbilt. 

Faculty Participants

Lead Faculty in bold

College of Arts & Science

School of Medicine (Clinical)

School of Medicine (Basic Science)

School of Engineering

Peabody College

Related Links

Data Science Visions Working Group Final Report