Oregon's Data Science Initiative

Making decisions earlier, faster, better.


School of Data and Computer Sciences

The University of Oregon will open a new School of Computer and Data Sciences in fall 2023. The school will combine the university’s growing strength in computer science with its five-year investment in data science­. The new school, housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, will offer classes to all UO students and will also be a home to research and experiential education activities.

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Tomorrow's Data Scientists

Seven undergraduate data science students walked the stage in spring 2022 to collect their diplomas, an exciting moment for the university’s new data science degree program. The graduates are among the first to enter the program that launched in fall 2020 as part of the UO’s Presidential Initiative in Data Science. The initiative is one of Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips’ strategic priorities.

Meet Some of Our First Cohort

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Oregon scientists using big data to address societal challenges

The University of Oregon is part of a new National Science Foundation-funded effort that will help data scientists collaborate on efforts to address societal issues.

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Be a Data Science major at the UO

The UO’s new data science degree teaches students how to extract knowledge and insight from data – empowering you to launch directly from the classroom to the field.

Explore the Undergraduate Program

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UO researchers awarded data science seed funding grants

The grants encourage new faculty partnerships and the development of innovative research and educational programs in data science.

Meet the Award Recipients

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Big data fights cancer

UO and OHSU have teamed up to combat cancer and other diseases with a joint center in biomedical data science. The partnership has inspired Columbia Sportswear CEO, Tim Boyle, and his wife, Mary, to gift $10 million to the new research center.

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Data science is transforming UO research as we know it

UO researchers in many fields use data science to make groundbreaking new discoveries.

Discover How

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The next phase of data science in Oregon

The University of Oregon outlines the future of Data Science.

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