Data Science Institute

Our mission is to coordinate and facilitate interdisciplinary research teams and programs in Data Science across the university.

SMU's Data Science Institute was launched in Fall 2020. We aim to develop research connections between our faculty affiliates and corporations, federal/state/local governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

The Institute strives to provide these partners with access to graduate and undergraduate students in our data science programs for project participation, internships, and potential full-time employment. We also serve as a gateway to SMU's high performance computing environment and data science training tutorials and workshops.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Data science for social good

Join a team of researchers using data to find solutions to pressing economic and environmental problems affecting neighborhoods in the city of Dallas, Texas.

There's More to Explore with the Data Science Institute

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Academic Programs

SMU offers a Bachelor's degree, as well as an online Master's degree, in Data Science. Besides these, programs at all levels (Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees) are offered in all the component fields of Data Science.

Explore our programs

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Data Science World Changers

Faculty, students, and staff across our campus are developing data science tools and using them to make discoveries and solve practical problems.

Meet our world changers