Founding Members

Founding Members Book

We are grateful to our Founding Institutions for their support in our first year of membership (2021-2022). Read more about their programs in the ADSA Founding Members Book. Tap the link to download a copy!

We'd like to offer a special Thank You to our Founding Members! Learn a bit more about who they are, below.

Interested in membership for your institution? Learn more and how to join HERE.

American Statistical Association logo

The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians and data scientists. It is the second-oldest, continuously operating professional association in the country. Since it was founded in Boston in 1839, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy.

The American University of Paris logo

Chartered as a liberal arts college in 1962, American University of Paris is today an urban, independent, international university. Data science at AUP spans topics such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, algorithms, statistics and geographical information systems. Teaching and research cover a wide variety of application fields such as law, astrophysics, and literature.

Belmont Data Collaborative logo

The Belmont Data Collaborative is a university wide initiative that looks to infuse data skills into every facet of the culture and curriculum within each major and college as well as creating opportunities for real world projects that give students and faculty experience as well as help the social well-being of the community.

Founded in 2019, the Boston University Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences is a transdisciplinary, degree-granting academic unit that augments existing programs who remain under the traditional university organizational structure. We are propelling data sciences into the future and are actively recruiting faculty, admitting students, and moving to a new state-of-the-art building.

Carnegie-Mellon University logo

Learn more about the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Statistics and Data Science


The Data Science Collaboratory at Colgate University logo

The Data Science Collaboratory at Colgate University is a data analysis and collaboration network focused exclusively on smaller colleges and universities in New York State.

Columbia University Data Science Institute logo

The Columbia University Data Science Institute advances the state-of-the-art in data science; transforms all fields, professions, and sectors through the application of data science; and ensures the responsible use of data to benefit society. We train data scientists, develop innovative technology, foster collaborations, and work with industry to bring promising ideas to market.

Georgia Tech Institute for Data Engineering and Science logo

The Institute for Data Engineering and Science at Georgia Institute of Technology supports research in data science foundations and data-driven discovery. Foundational areas of focus include machine learning, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, algorithms, statistics, and optimization. The institute supports data-driven research in many areas including astrophysics, chemistry, biology, medicine, materials science, energy, and smart cities.

Lehigh University logo

The Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems, and Computation at Lehigh University builds upon the foundation of Lehigh research expertise in areas such as machine learning, optimization, probabilistic modeling, data-driven decision making, high-performance & data-intensive computing, statistical signal and image processing, data representation & management, modeling & simulation, robotics & computer vision, business & management technology, and privacy & security.

Middle Tennessee Data Science

Middle Tennessee State University offers Data Science degrees at all levels (BS, MS, and PhD) that emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of Data Science. MTSU also contains the Data Science Institute, which is an applied research focused entity that strives to help its partners solve complex problems.

NJ Institute of Technology logo

Headed by Distinguished Professor David Bader, the Institute for Data Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology focuses on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and development in all areas pertinent to digital data. Beyond academic research, the institute interacts closely with the outside world to identify and solve important problems in the modern data-driven economy.

The Center for Data Science is the focal point for New York University’s university-wide efforts in Data Science. CDS was established to advance NYU’s goal of creating a world-leading Data Science training and research facility, and arming researchers and professionals with the tools to harness the power of Big Data.

NC State University Data Science Academy logo

The NC State University Data Science Academy offers 1-credit project-based courses at three levels: no-prerequisite, some programming prerequisite and advanced topics. In partnership with the libraries, we offer robust data science consulting services provided by graduate research assistants from across the university. We are developing bespoke education for alumni, extension agents and industry partners. We also run summer programs that involve K-12, undergraduate and graduate students.

Northwestern logo

The mission of the Northwestern Institute on Complex System is to incubate innovative collaborations that leverage complexity, networks, and data science to address societal challenges. Faculty initiatives nurtured by NICO are transforming areas as disparate as synthetic and quantitative biology, sustainability and resilience engineering, computational social sciences, business, and the law.

The Ohio State University Translational Data Analytics Institute logo

The Translational Data Analytics Institute at The Ohio State University is a community of researchers at the forefront of interdisciplinary, data-enabled science, scholarship and creative expression with an emphasis on significant societal impact. Its 200+ core faculty and affiliates collaborate across 50+ disciplines to innovate data science and analytics solution for the greater good.


Penn State University logo

Penn State’s diverse Data Science portfolio includes research and educational programs at many of the University’s 24 campuses and 16 academic colleges. Academic units offer degree programs aligned with their disciplinary focus, and the interdisciplinary Institute for Computational and Data Sciences provides University-wide data sciences research support.

Texas A&M Institute of Data Science logo

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science pursues new approaches to Data Science research, education, operations and partnership. These approaches cross college boundaries to connect elements of Data Science from engineering, technology, science and the humanities, and inform wider social challenges.


The Data Intensive Studies Center at Tufts University is a cross-disciplinary center focused on the integration, acquisition and application of data-intensive research, scholarship and education.

University of Amsterdam Data Science Centre logo

The University of Amsterdam Data Science Centre's mission is to enhance the university’s research by developing, sharing and applying data science methods and technologies. As a coordinating hub within the UvA Library, the centre is uniquely positioned to facilitate knowledge exchange as well as training in data-driven research.

The University of Arizona logo

The University of Arizona is a globally recognized research leader. Collaboratively enabling expertise and specialists with students, the Data Science Institute coordinates Data Science throughout campus. Data Sciences Academy provides academic programming. The Institute for the Future of Data and Computing expands the base of experiential learning.

The University of Chicago Center for Translational Data Science logo

The Center for Translational Data Science at the University of Chicago is developing the discipline of translational data science and applying it to tackle challenging problems in biology, medicine, healthcare and the environment.

Berkeley Institute for Data Science logo

The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) at the University of California, Berkeley, is a central hub of data-intensive research, open source research software, and data science training programs at the University of California, Berkeley. BIDS facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations across an increasingly diverse data science community of domain and methodological experts from across campus and beyond.

International Computer Science Institute logo

The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), at the University of California, Berkeley, is a non-profit institute in Berkeley, CA that conducts pioneering research in computer science and data science, focusing on areas such as big data, ML, NLP, AI, networking, security, and cloud computing. ICSI values and encourages scientific excellence, trans-disciplinarity, and social impact, from open-source initiatives to successful startups. The Institute welcomes researchers from around the world and across sectors who strengthen our research with diverse expertise, perspectives, and backgrounds.

UCI Master of Data Science - Empowering Innovation through Data Science logo

As the only computational-focused school in the UC System, the UC Irvine Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences has a unique perspective on the information technology disciplines that allows us a broad foundation from which to build educational programs and research initiatives.

CBSR logoThe University of California, Santa Barbara Center for Black Studies Research has an interdisciplinary vision of computing research that bridges Black Studies, Statistics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Engineering and Computer Science to create a new and student-driven foundation through a data science living and learning community for understanding issues of personal significance through a diverse lens.

University of California San Diego - Halicioglu Data Science InstituteFounded in 2018 as a fully independent academic unit, the mission of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) at the University of California, San Diego is to establish the scientific foundations of data science, develop new methods and infrastructure, and train students and partners to use data science to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

University of Delaware Data Science Institute logo

The University of Delaware Data Science Institute aims to accelerate research in data science, serving as a nucleating effort to catalyze interdisciplinary research collaborations across fields impacting our society.

Illinois NCSA - National Center for Supercomputing Applications logo

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a campus-wide interdisciplinary center. Since 1986, we’ve been at the epicenter of supercomputing research, pioneering innovations in computing and data. Our advanced cyberinfrastructure and expertise provide a hub for transdisciplinary research for both academia and industry.

UMBC is a dynamic, R1, public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland and the world. Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement.

Center for Data Science COllege of Information & Computer Science

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst Center for Data Science fosters research, education, industry collaboration, and public service to make UMass Amherst a destination and partner-of-choice for research in data science. We help companies and organizations meet their growing demand for well-trained data scientists, promote economic development, and support working data scientists in Western Massachusetts.

Michigan Institute for Data Science - University of Michigan

The Michigan Institute for Data Science strengthens University of Michigan’s research capacity in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and enables their transformative use for scientific discovery and lasting societal impact. Its faculty community includes 420 methodologists and domain scientists from all schools and colleges at the Ann Arbor campus, and Dearborn and Flint campuses.

RENCI logo - research, engagement, innovation

RENCI is a highly collaborative research institute at UNC-Chapel Hill that develops and deploys advanced technologies to enable innovative research and discovery in high performance computing (HPC), informatics, data mining, data linking, and secure computing.

University of North Carolina Charlotte School of Data Science logo

The School of Data Science at UNC Charlotte commits to excellence in education, research, community engagement, and inclusion to shape and lead the future of data science education. We teach students to be responsible and ethical data science practitioners, leaders, and researchers in an increasingly data-driven and global society.

Data Institute for Societal Challenges - The University of Oklahoma logo

Data Institute for Societal Challenges at the University of Oklahoma is creating innovations in data science, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data-enabled research. DISC develops and grows convergent research teams dedicated to solving local to global-scale challenges.

The University of Texas at El Paso - Data Science - College of Science

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) houses data science degrees at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. The programs emphasize moving from theory to practice in data science for working in interdisciplinary settings involving data-intensive analysis.

UTSA School of Data Science logo

The School of Data Science (SDS) is a cornerstone of the University of Texas at San Antonio's vision to reach new levels of excellence in serving our students and society. At SDS, we are inspiring and preparing a generation of diverse data scientists to make the world more equitable, informed, and secure.

Goergen Institute for Data Science logo

Established in 2015, the Goergen Institute for Data Science (GIDS) serves as University of Rochester’s integrative data science hub. The Institute offers a variety of data science degree programs, supports interdisciplinary data science research, and fosters industry-academia data science collaborations.


Utah Data logo

Data science is a rapidly developing discipline that is interplaying with almost every other program or effort at the University of Utah. This interaction is aimed to be collaboratory, and is organized through an interdisciplinary center and a growing variety of academic programs.


University of Virginia School of Data Science logo

The University of Virginia School of Data Science — the first of its kind in the nation — is guided by common goals: to further discovery, share knowledge, and make a positive impact on society through collaborative, open, and responsible data science research and education.

University of Washington eScience Institute logo

The University of Washington eScience Institute was founded in 2008 with the mission to empower researchers and students in all fields to answer fundamental questions through the use of large, complex, and noisy data. From inception, the eScience Institute has functioned beyond departmental and college walls to exemplify the interdisciplinary breadth and complex dimensions of data science. Today, the Institute has grown to a mature organization with sustained positive impact through our education, research, and community building programs.

Vanderbilt University logo

Vanderbilt has established the Data Science Institute to accelerate data-driven research, promote collaboration, and train future leaders. The institute brings together experts in data science methods with leaders in all academic fields to spark new discoveries in research as well as to study the impact of big data on society. The institute is educating students in computational and statistical data science techniques to become future leaders in industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector.

University of Wisconsin Data Science logo

Data is reshaping our world, and data science @ uw strives to bring the power of fundamental and applied data science to all fields of study at UW-Madison and beyond. We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture in data science that fuels creativity and discovery.



Winston-Salem State University - the Center for Applied Data Sciences logo

Founded in 1892, Winston-Salem State University, home of the Center for Applied Sciences, is a public Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and an University of North Carolina (UNC) institution, where 76% of the student population are African Americans or Hispanic/Latino, 73% are female, and 23% are first generation college students.

Yale University logo

The Yale University Department of Statistics and Data Science is committed to furthering education and research in the rapidly growing field of data science, ranging from its foundations in mathematics, statistics, and computing to its applications to cross disciplinary research addressing fundamental problems in every area of inquiry and endeavor.