SMU has many resources to assist you with problems requiring expertise in all aspects of data science, as well as researchers who specialize in applying data science tools to specific problem types.
Our consultants can help you with collection and analysis of data (big and small), data wrangling, use of statistical software, and data presentation. Some provide consulting for the university community only, and others can provide consulting services for outside organizations, as noted below.
We also have research centers specializing in applications of data science tools to the arts, criminal justice, and education.
OIT's Research Services is available to advise SMU researchers (faculty, students, SMU staff) on choosing appropriate data, application of quantitative research methods, data analyses and data visualization. SMU’s specialists support R/R Studio, Mathematica, Python and provide limited support for SPSS, SAS and Stata.
The SMU Statistical Consulting Center assists on-campus as well as off-campus clients with statistical expertise. This can include advising the client on data collection and analysis methods, or providing end-to-end services, including data collection, data wrangling, model building and analysis, prediction, and visualization.
CORE is located in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development., and offers support to Simmons researchers in data collection and analysis. They also provide program evaluation for outside organizations on topics related to healthy individuals, schools and communities.
SMU DataArts, located in the Meadows School of the Arts, collaborates and consults with off-campus clients, such arts organization leaders, foundations, governmental agencies, industry service organizations, and academic researchers to examine the factors that influence the health of arts and cultural organizations, arts consumption an engagement, and the national arts and culture ecology.
The Deason Center supports data-driven criminal justice research that has practical implications for criminal justice reform. SMU faculty, staff, and students can access their support for their research projects at the link above.