Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences

The Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) is an academic unit that brings together students and faculty with a shared passion for societal impact through computing and data science.

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BU Unveils Dramatic, Fossil Fuel–Free Center for Computing & Data Sciences

Boston's Mayor Wu hails collaborative relationship with BU at the December ribbon cutting, says new building should be a model for other cities across the country

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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.


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

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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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Research + Impact

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

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Programs + Admissions

If you want to be part of the future of data sciences, there’s a place for you at CDS.

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Recent News

The latest news and innovations from CDS.

Building Design + Construction: Combatting Carbon Emissions at Boston University

Photo by Janice Checchio/Boston University Photography The new carbon-emission free building on Boston University’s campus is meant to not only aid in the city’s 2050 carbon neutrality goal but also increase engagement and collaboration between students and faculty.  Every detail, from the triple-glazed windows to the wide staircases, pertains to the building’s sustainability goals. The […]

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