The mission of the The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) is to lay the groundwork for the scientific foundations of this emerging discipline, develop new methods and infrastructure, and train students, faculty and industry partners to use data science in ways that will allow them to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. We serve as a unique, collaborative and innovative academic unit across multiple disciplines at UC San Diego.
What is Data Science?
Data Science builds upon models and methods in information, statistics and computation by drawing particular attention to the sources of data and their effect upon the nature and quality of data. Practical use of digital data in our daily lives, and the need for cross-disciplinary, collaborative and scalable real-world solutions have raised attention to the scientific and technological basis for understanding and exploiting data.