Introducing the Institute for Data Science

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

In 2018 the Institute moved into the 5400-wing of Herzberg Building, a modern addition to the well-established science building. In addition to breathtaking views of the Ottawa River, this new space features two state-of-the-art computer labs for Data Science students, a conference room and a space for collaborating professors to share and develop their research.

Our Mission

The Institute for Data Science supports interdisciplinary research and graduate studies in data science at Carleton University through research seminars and workshops, interdisciplinary research groups, joint-events with industry and a Collaborative Master’s program in Data Science.

Our Structure

The Institute is overseen by Founding Director, Dr. Frank Dehne, andĀ supported by the School’s graduate administrator for interdisciplinary programs, Kathryn Elliott. The Institute’s strategic plan is shaped by its board members, many of whom also serve as faculty members, contract instructors and professional staff at Carleton. As well, the Institute receives input from an Industrial Advisory Committee and its corporate members.

Our Growing Community

Over 130 researches, including faculty members, graduate students, postdoctoral students and research associates at Carleton are working on projects involving big data, and the majority have become active members of the Institute for Data Science. Our ‘big data community’ now extends to organizations and individuals from the public, business and industry sectors.

If you have interests in data science or related fields, we encourage you to get involved by joining our mailing list, attending a seminar or considering our graduate program. Please contact us for more information.