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Stanford Data Science

Stanford Data Science (SDS) is a hub that connects Stanford departments, schools, and programs from all areas of campus to provide diverse data science educational opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.  SDS brings together a community of like-minded scholars to take on some of the world’s most vexing research questions and weave data science research, methods and education into the fabric of the university.  It is a great place to learn about cutting-edge data science research at Stanford, attend seminars and find summer opportunities.

Research at SDS

Events at SDS

Each year, Stanford Data Science hosts seminar series on a diverse range of topics in data series.  Here are some recent events at SDS.

Wildfire Seminar Series

There are a plethora of problems that need solutions in the wildland fire arena; many of them are well suited to a data-driven approach. In Winter 2022, we heard from several Stanford researchers and industry experts about current problems of interest in wildfires. Each speaker presented a particular problem of interest, followed by a Q&A session in hopes of creating a dialogue about wildland fire research and finding creative solutions.

Watch the recorded seminars

Open Science Lecture Series

The Stanford Data Science Center for Open and REproducible Science (SDS-CORES) aims to develop and nurture transparency and reproducibility in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data across all domains of scientific activity. Throughout the Fall of 2021, SDS-CORES presented a virtual lecture series intended to introduce the community to four open science practices: reproducible data analysis, reproducible modeling, reproducible manuscripts, and sharing research objects.

Watch the recorded lectures

Summer Opportunities at SDS

Data Science for Social Good Program

The Data Science for Social Good summer program trains aspiring researchers to work on data science projects with social impact.  Working closely with governments and nonprofits, participants take on real-world problems in education, health, energy, public safety, transportation, economic development, international development and more. Participants include a diverse and inclusive cohort of students who spend eight weeks of the summer working with Stanford researchers and technical mentors, learning insights from data that benefit society.

Learn more about the Program