Introducing the Institute for Data Science

The Institute for Data Science was established on April 1, 2015 at Carleton University. The Institute is a cross-university initiative that is administratively housed in the School of Computer Science.

MissionWelcome to Big Data

The aim of the Institute for Data Science is to support interdisciplinary research and graduate studies in Data Science through research seminars and workshops, interdisciplinary research groups, joint events with industry, and a collaborative Master’s program in Data Science.


The Institute for Data Science is overseen by a Director and comprises an interdisciplinary Board, participating faculty members, and an administrative secretary. Our industry partners serve as corporate members of the Institute.


Everyone in the Carleton University community with interests in data science and related areas is encouraged to get involved! Become a member today and join the more than 130 researchers who are working on projects involving ‘Big Data’ at Carleton.

Individuals eligible for membership include:

  • Faculty Members
  • Graduate Students
  • Postdocs
  • Research Associates
  • Organizations in the public/business/industry sectors involved in Data Science or Analytics at Carleton
  • Individuals from the public/business/industry sectors

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