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Center for Sustainability Data Science

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Sustainability is a grand challenge of our time and is a major focus of Stanford’s next decade of scholarship and investment. There are many exciting opportunities to advance sustainability science and practice with new data and data science methods, especially at Stanford where there are a large and growing number of faculty, students, and staff who are working on aspects of sustainability.

The mission of the Center for Sustainability Data Science (SuDS) is to foster community between the wide range of scholars on campus by building:

  • Engaging interactions to inform data scientists of the big questions in sustainability and ensure sustainability scientists are aware of the latest capabilities of data science.
  • Accessible mechanisms to engage in this kind of research.

Our goals:

  • Catalyze new research that applies data science to topics in sustainability, with an emphasis on early-stage projects across a broad range of applications.
  • Engage faculty from both within and outside the new school on climate change and sustainability, spanning all seven schools at Stanford.
  • Provide an educational opportunity for data science students to have a meaningful experience that applies their skills to real-world research projects.
  • Provide a venue for matching interests between faculty and students in data science and sustainability science


Join our mailing list for announcements about upcoming data project assistance, project-based data science capstone courses, and matchmaking events.




Executive Committee