Data Science

Globally, we generate some 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each and every day, and an estimated 90% of the data in the world was created in the last two years alone.

GPS signals, shopping transactions, taxi rides, social media posts, online videos and digital photos . . . by any measure it’s Big Data, and at NYU Tandon, we’re discovering new ways to analyze it, visualize it, and harness its power to better the world.


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NYU Tandon data scientists are helping doctors map the causes of autism and track epidemics, guiding architects in designing work environments that increase well-being and productivity, allowing financial professionals to assess risk prudently, making our systems of government more transparent and opening up new frontiers in machine learning and artificial intelligence in order to solve pressing societal problems. And with 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data every day, that’s just the beginning!

Computer science focuses on designing, building, and using the computers and systems that we interact with every day — from iPhones to the complex databases in banks and hospitals.
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How has the decision to patent human genes affected intellectual property law, privacy issues, and therapeutic research in medicine? How did an international community transform a military research project into the Internet we use today?
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With a dynamically changing global world, our program trains our financial engineers to adapt theoretical and financial constructs into profitable and innovative opportunities.
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Computer engineering makes it possible for us to telecommute from home and check our e-mail on the go, and even reconstruct genomes and conceive software to make businesses more efficient.
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With faculty members from government, industry and academia, the Urban Infrastructure Systems program is designed for professionals from engineering and non-engineering backgrounds interested in the interdisciplinary field of urban systems management.
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Ph.D. students in our Computer Science program can conduct groundbreaking research with the faculty of our interdisciplinary Center for Cyber Security.
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AI.Now

With artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly moving into everyday life and being woven into our core social institutions like health care, employment, education, criminal justice, AI.Now is working towards a deeper understanding of its effects and exploring ways to harness AI’s power for good. The initiative’s core research areas include rights and liberties, labor and automation, bias and inclusion, and safety and critical infrastructure.

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The Governance Lab (The GovLab)

The Governance Lab studies the impact of technology on governing. This "think" and "do" tank partners with public institutions to design, implement and assess innovative ways of using technology to advance more effective and legitimate governing. Our goal is to strengthen the ability of public institutions — including but not limited to governments — and people to work more transparently and collaboratively to make better decisions, solve public problems, and advance social justice.

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Visualization and Data Analytics ViDA Lab

The Visualization and Data Analytics Research Center at NYU consists of computer scientists who work closely with domain experts to apply the latest advances in computing to problems of critical societal importance, and simultaneously generate hypotheses and methods that new data sources and data types demand.