Innovative science in a data-rich world
The Warwick Data Science Institute (WDSI) builds upon the great power and range of Warwick's research expertise across the Mathematical Sciences, to promote innovative research collaborations that will help shape the future of data analysis.
WDSI brings together not only the huge strengths of Warwick's Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, but also the wider community both at Warwick (researchers from many departments, with interests ranging widely from genomics to business analytics) and internationally through the extensive WDSI programme of research workshops and visitors.
The primary focus of WDSI is world-leading research, including the development of novel mathematical, statistical and computational approaches to the acquisition, management and analysis of "big data". Warwick is a founding partner (with Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford and UCL) in the Alan Turing Institute for data science.
Innovative education and research training
Through its roots in some of the most prominent academic departments ar Warwick, WDSI is also strongly connected to high-quality education in the broad area of Data Science, ranging from undergraduate to PhD level:
- Warwick's BSc in Data Science is the first of its kind in the UK, and aims to train future leaders in this high-demand sector of the global economy.
- At the Master's degree level, Warwick's varied provision in this area includes MSc Data Analytics and MSc Business Analytics, in addition to long-established MSc Computer Science and MSc Statistics courses.
- At PhD level, Warwick provides substantial leadership in this area through a large population of top-quality research students. Three EPSRC Centres of Doctoral Training, and the recently established Leverhulme "Bridges" doctoral scholarships programme, all emphasize the innovative modelling, analysis and interpretation of substantial data:
- The Oxford-Warwick Statistics Programme (OxWaSP)
- The Warwick centre for doctoral training in Urban Science
- The Warwick centre for doctoral training in Mathematics of Real-world Systems (MathSys)
- Bridging the mathematical and social sciences: The Leverhulme-Warwick PhD Programme (Bridges)
- Warwick is also very active in offering data science education to the wider public. For example, Warwick Business School’s free Big Data: Measuring and Predicting Human Behaviour course on FutureLearn has attracted over 25,000 learners to date.