Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences

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Programs + Admissions

If you want to shape the future of an increasingly data-driven world, there’s a place for you in CDS.

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Culture + Community

There’s no school like CDS because CDS isn’t a school. It’s a community of people who share an interest in advancing computing and data sciences for a better society.

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A Year of Firsts: CDS Impact Report 2023

2023 was an incredible year of firsts for the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences.

It was our first year in our new home at the fossil fuel-free Center for Computing & Data Sciences; a year that saw both the matriculation of our 78-strong inaugural Class of 2026 and the graduation of our first cohort of data science majors. It was a year that marked the launch of our MS in Data Science Programand the integration of the Bioinformatics Program in CDS; a year in which we were first to develop guidelines for the use of generative AI in the classroom. It was a year in which we welcomed our first cohort of CDS Faculty Fellows and our first cohort of Wexler PhD Fellows; and a year in which we made our first faculty and staff CDS Citizenship & Leadership Awards. And the list goes on!

We invite you to check out our Year of Firsts Impact Report. Read up on our faculty and their cutting-edge research, our curriculum and how it prepares our students to positively impact the world through innovation and experiential learning opportunities powered by BU Spark!, and discover the places, faces, and state-of-the-art learning spaces that make CDS shine.

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Schools & Colleges


Our diverse faculty come from 23 departments in 11 of BU's schools & colleges, bringing Data Science expertise in everything from Theology to Engineering.

# of majors

150 +

In just one year, the Data Science major has over 150 declared majors.

Annual growth in enrollments

370 %+

The number of students taking DS courses is growing in leaps and bounds, drawing students from all across the University.

Research + Impact

We aren’t just leading innovative research, we’re tackling society’s biggest challenges.

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A connective tissue bridging all disciplines, CDS brings together students, faculty, and partners to make a real-world impact.

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Faculty Stories

Members of our faculty are drawn from all areas of computing & data sciences. Read about their research vision and projects in the pipeline.

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Recent News

The latest news and innovations from CDS.

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Upcoming Events

BU Online MS in Data Science Webinar

Day: Tuesday Jul 30th Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Virtual

BU Online MS in Data Science Webinar

Day: Tuesday Aug 6th Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Virtual

BU Online MS in Data Science Webinar

Day: Tuesday Aug 13th Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Virtual

DS109 First-Year Student Reception

Day: Thursday Sep 5th Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm CDS 1750

Yoga at the Top of BU

Day: Tuesday Sep 10th Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDS 1750

Teaching Tea

Day: Thursday Sep 19th Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDS 1635

Biologicial Data Science Lecture Series

Day: Thursday Sep 19th Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDS 1646

Back to BU Festival

Day: Saturday Sep 28th Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm BU Beach
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