An Immediate Global Need

There is a growing workforce need for data science skills. Increasingly relevant to most employment fields and academic disciplines, data science transforms information into highly relevant data using analytical methods such as algorithms, statistics, data mining, and predictive analysis and communicates the data through narrative and visualization. The AUC Data Science Initiative prepares faculty and students to be innovators of solutions that advance data science and lead to practices that diversify the workforce, particularly in areas that impact Black America.   Learn more…

Faculty Recruitment and Training

The Data Science Initiative provides training, resources, and tools to AUC faculty who are designing curriculum, conducting research, and thought leadership. 

Research and Learning

Atlanta University Center faculty are noted scholars in all fields of academia, each of whom is consistently pursuing excellence and adding value to the body of data science knowledge.

Data Science Events

The Data Science Initiative hosts training and collaboration events and supports attendance at conferences and training workshops for faculty and students.




The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Data Science Initiative facilitates and coordinates data science-focused research, activities, and programs across Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College, and the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. Leveraging the AUC’s rich history in social justice, the Initiative works to develop promising practices that diversify the data science workforce and advance data science on topics that impact Black America.

The Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative is supported by the UnitedHealth Group.


Newsletter – October 2021
Newsletter – October 2021

Released on October 7th, this month's newsletter recaps the groundbreaking AUC Virtual Student Data Science Symposiumtion, which showcased impressive student and corporate engagement.  Plus, internship and unique data science opportunities.  Click to View Our October...

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Newsletter – September 2021
Newsletter – September 2021

Released on September 7th, this month's newsletter highlights many ways the Initiative can support your data science endeavors -- from using the AUC Virtual Computer Lab to grant writing to developing programs!  Be sure to view this month's edition and get involved!...

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United HealthGroup Partners to Launch Data Science Initiative

The five-year, $8.25 million investment by UnitedHealth Group is part of an ambitious collaboration with AUCC and its member institutions to launch of the AUCC Data Science Initiative, which will offer technical classes for students who want to specialize in data science or learn data analysis to give them a competitive edge when they look for jobs in their field of study. 

“The Data Science Initiative has the potential to make the Atlanta University Center Consortium a national resource for experts in data analytics. This program will not only produce talented data scientists who will be leaders in their fields, but increasing the number of degree offerings with data science competencies at HBCUs will assist in diversifying a career field that is currently made up of less than 7% of under-represented minorities.”

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine

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