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

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Recent News

The latest news and innovations from CDS.

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Academic unit at BU adopts guidelines for use of generative AI

Faculty at Boston University's Center for Computing & Data Sciences, which opened a new building on Commonwealth Avenue last fall, have approved a nonbinding policy around use of ChatGPT and similar programs. By Grant Welker  –  Projects Reporter, Boston Business Journal Photo Courtesy: Gary Higgins, Boston Business Journal Advanced artificial intelligence programs like ChatGPT have quickly captured the […]

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