Department of Data Science
The Department of Data Science is part of the Faculty of Sciences at FAU. It was founded on April 1st, 2021.
Our society is increasingly complex and diverse and technology rapidly evolves to face its challenges, offering opportunities, solutions and products that we could not imagine until very recently. Simultaneously science experiences a new revolution, driven by the new data paradigm. The demand of new analytical understanding and computational methods constantly accelerates. Consequently, the traditional mechanistic approach needs to integrate the fact that information is encoded in data, and that the most challenging questions and its responses have to be formulated in the same terms.
Data Sciences is the scientific area where Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences meet to face contemporary challenges.
Rooted in the Department of Mathematics and integrating the input of scientists from other departments, faculties and institutions, the DDS has generated a new structure. Working in agile teams aims to address the educational and research challenges arising in the field in a multidisciplinary and dynamic manner.
Together with the Department of Mathematics it offers a joint range of study programmes which include the bachelor programmes Data Science, Mathematics, Business Mathematics and Technomathematics, the master programmes Data Science, Mathematics, Business Mathematics and Computational and Applied Mathematics as well as education of mathematics for teaching at secondary school and high school.