University of Rochester Goergen Institute for Data Science

Data science is the centerpiece of the University of Rochester's 2013-2018 strategic plan. At the Goergen Institute for Data Science, Rochester researchers are harnessing the potential of data in ways that will transform knowledge, discovery, and innovation in the 21st century.

Latest news in data science

  • Drinking Habits
    Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

    Using photos and text from Instagram, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester has shown that this data can not only expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys, but also find new patterns, such as what alcohol brands or types are favored by different demographic groups.

  • Meliora
    Search for Faculty in Data Science

    The University of Rochester is seeking applicants for tenure track or tenured positions in interdisciplinary research areas within data science. This search complements department-specific searches in data science currently underway.

  • Dancing with Computers

    Go into any public space and look at the people around you. Odds are, some if not most of them will have their neck craned downward, their eyes lowered, and one hand cradling their phone. You’re looking at one of the primary relationships in the lives of many people today.

  • New Science & Engineering Quadrangle being designed to complement future Wegmans Hall

    The quadrangle enclosed by Robert B. Goergen Hall, Hylan Hall, Hutchison Hall, the Computer Studies Building and the future Wegmans Hall will be transformed beginning next spring with new walkways, trees, seating, and a botanical rain garden.

  • Ehsan Hoque
    NSF announces first NSF Research Traineeship awards

    IDS' Henry Kautz is among one of the principal investigators awarded with the NSF Research Traineeship awards. Each project addresses an interdisciplinary topic of national importance.

  • Pamela and Robert Goergen
    Robert and Pamela Goergen Commit $11 Million to Institute for Data Science

    The Goergens’ support is the latest multimillion-dollar commitment to the University’s Data Science Initiative, the centerpiece of Rochester’s five-year strategic plan. In recognition of the Goergens’ commitment, the institute will be named the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

  • university leaders standing around sign that reads $1,206,508,910
    Meliora Challenge Surpasses $1.2 Billion Initial Goal

    The University of Rochester’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, has surpassed its initial $1.2 billion goal. The campaign’s primary objective was achieved thanks in part to an $11 million commitment from Robert and Pamela Goergen to the University’s Institute for Data Science.

  • Henry Kautz installed as Wentworth Director of Institute for Data Science

    Henry Kautz installed as the Robin and Tim Wentworth Director of the Institute for Data Science. The Wentworths, University of Rochester parents and supporters, have committed $3 million to endow the directorship.

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Data science is the creation and application of powerful new methods to collect, curate, analyze, and make discoveries from large-scale data.

Research in data science

The University of Rochester is advancing basic and applied research in data science. Interdisciplinary teams across computer science, medicine, and all the sciences are harnessing the power of Big Data to improve our health, create new industries, and expand fundamental knowledge.

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Data Science and Economic Development

The Rochester, N.Y. region and New York State are poised to be national leaders in analyzing and commercializing the limitless uses of data to improve the quality of life and fuel economic growth.

New York State recently provided support to create a new Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE) at the University of Rochester. Complementing the Institute of Data Science, its goals are to leverage basic research, training, and technology development in this field and to drive regional economic development.

Learn more about the Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science...

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November 20, 2015—Social Good through Data - U of R's First Data Dive