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About Stanford Data Science

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Data science is the practice of extracting knowledge and insight from data in a reproducible manner, and effectively communicating the results.

In the decades to come, our ability to advance discovery, create new knowledge and provide insights that suggest solutions to the world’s most pressing problems will increasingly rely on our ability to learn from data.

Read our 2023 Director's Report!

Goal of SDS

The goal of Stanford Data Science is to weave data science research and methods into the University's fabric, giving our faculty and students the tools, skills, and understanding they need to do the cutting-edge research that will drive 21st-century scholarship and education. Learning from data is hard, but the future of knowledge creation and our university is at stake.

Read Letter from the Co-Chairs
Emmanuel Candes and Jure Leskovec