Directors' Message

Dear Students,

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new undergraduate majors in Data Science at Rutgers University! This is an exciting time to study data science, especially with the recent dramatic progress in artificial intelligence. These revolutionary advancements are set to reshape the field of data science and open up new possibilities for innovation and discovery.

In today's increasingly data-driven world, the impact of data science on science, industry, and government is profound. There is a growing demand for professionals with diverse skill sets who can effectively navigate this data-rich landscape. At Rutgers, we foster a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and research, where students, faculty, and researchers across various fields are utilizing data science to gain new insights and drive innovation.

Our data science majors capitalize on this collective expertise and enthusiasm, bringing together faculty from different disciplines to provide engaging courses, valuable guidance, and exciting research and practical opportunities. By enrolling in our program, you will not only learn how to effectively utilize tools from computer science, statistics, mathematics, engineering, and the social sciences, but also develop a deep appreciation for the ethical and moral considerations associated with data and technology.

Our flexible curriculum is designed to empower you to explore your passions across departments, allowing you to shape your academic journey and pursue intellectual pathways that align with your interests. This curriculum will enable you to make a tangible difference in the world and develop the skills to become a next-generation leader in this dynamic field.

We encourage you to delve into the details of our majors and reach out to us with any questions you may have. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to support you throughout your journey at Rutgers. We are excited to invite you to embark on this exhilarating adventure together.

Warm regards,

  •  Tomasz Imielinski, co-Director, Data Science Undergraduate Programs.
    • Professor, Department of Computer Science.
  • Steve Buyske, co-Director, Data Science Undergraduate Programs.
    • Associate Professor, Department of Statistics.
  • Sangya S. Varma, Administrative Director, Data Science Undergraduate Programs.
    • Associate Dean for Program Development, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.