Building the scientific, methodological, and human foundations of Data Science.

Data has emerged in our society as an essential means by which we can better understand the world around us and vastly improve the way we conduct business, govern and deliver healthcare. Yet, the methods and tools of this emerging field of data science are still in its early stages of development and not yet in practice.

The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute—which was officially announced on March 1, 2018—is a new academic research unit at UC San Diego with a focused mission. To lay the groundwork for the scientific foundations of this emerging discipline, develop new methods and infrastructure, and train students, faculty and industrial partners to use data science in ways that will allow them to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

By developing new tools and educating the next generation of data scientists, our goal is to improve our quality of life as digital data continues its integration into the infrastructure of commerce, healthcare, government and education.