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Databricks partnership promotes Big Data education

The data and AI company will support capstone projects and the new cloud computing course, Data Science at Scale.

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Rochester to advance research in biological imaging through new grant

A multidisciplinary collaboration will create a new light-sheet microscope on campus, allowing 3-D imaging of complex cellular structures.

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VISTA Collaboratory.

Harness the potential of big data in the 21st century

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Make discoveries from analyzing large-scale data

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Advance work in data science across multiple disciplines

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The Goergen Institute for Data Science offers a variety of degree programs, including bachelor's and master's degrees, and the advanced certificate in data science.

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At Rochester, interdisciplinary teams are advancing basic and applied research in data science to improve health, create new industries, and expand knowledge.

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The Rochester region and New York State are poised to be national leaders in analyzing and commercializing the uses of data to help fuel economic growth.

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Gain, refresh your skills in data science—part time

Brooke Brehm and Sarah Siddiqui both say they’ve benefited from the data science skills they’ve learned from the Advanced Certificate in Data Science program offered through the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

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Wegmans Hall—home of the Goergen Institute for Data Science, Department of Computer Science, and other academic areas—is a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified building.


The Goergen Institute for Data Science will create regional jobs and generate an estimated $530M in research funding over a ten-year period, according to a 2014 report by the Center for Governmental Research.

Why Data Science?

Data science is transforming science, business, and our everyday lives. The digital revolution is creating unforeseen new opportunities to answer questions in medicine and health, energy and the environment, economics and politics, and beyond.

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