So where are we going next? Well, let’s look at the data. Literally.

Because of the research potential resulting from the rapidly growing supply of raw data, machine learning, and the expansion of computational capacity, Boston University is organizing to lead in the emerging field of data sciences.

Center for Computing & Data Sciences
Starting construction in early 2020 and scheduled to open in 2022, the 19-story Center for Computing & Data Sciences will house the mathematics and statistics and computer science departments, the Hariri Institute for Computing, and the new Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences. Image courtesy of KPMB Architects

To that end, last fall we began site work for a 19-story tower in the heart of campus to house the Center for Computing & Data Sciences. The building, to be the tallest on campus, will gather the mathematics and statistics and computer science departments under one roof. It will also house the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, an all-University research institute.

“This is the science that’s going to change the way we behave, driving our behavior for the next 50 or 100 years,” says President Robert A. Brown.

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