Due to open in December 2022, the center will be state of the art in every way: striking architecture, advanced resources, environmental sensitivity, and interior spaces designed to facilitate collaboration. Rising above Central Campus, the 19-story structure will house our Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, our Mathematics & Statistics Department, and Computer Science programs, the BU Spark! technology incubator, as well as the renowned Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. It’s just the latest commitment to data sciences by a university already acknowledged as a leader in this booming field.

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The revolution will be digitized. So will everything else.

Since the arrival of the internet, our personal information and online habits have been lighting up human behavior in ways never seen before. At BU, data analytics has infused all corners of inquiry from the arts and medicine to education and business. Our researchers have created digital methods to sharpen the accuracy of election polling and uncovered bias in algorithms. They’re unpacking computer decision-making by understanding human brains. They’re developing secure ways to share data in an effort to illuminate everything from wage gaps to ride-share traffic patterns. And as importantly, they’re devising ways to safeguard personal information and protect our privacy. If data sciences is the next technological revolution, the front lines can be found right here on Commonwealth Avenue.

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Computer rendering of new Computing & Data Sciences Building at night.
Computer rendering of new Computing & Data Sciences Building at night.
Computer rendering of new Computing & Data Sciences Building at night.
Breaking Ground Literally and Figuratively See our progress