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 through narrative and visualization. The AUC Data Science Initiative prepares faculty and students to be innovators of solutions which advance data science and lead to practices which diversify the workforce, particularly in areas which impact Black America.   Learn more…

Faculty Recruitment and Training

The Data Science Initiative provides training, resources, and collaboration tools to Atlanta University Center faculty who are designing curriculum, building courses, conducting research, and presenting thought leadership. 

Research and Learning

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




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




The Data Science Initiative is an Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) program. AUCC is the world’s oldest consortium of historically Black colleges and universities and has been at the forefront of producing graduates that go on to earn doctoral degrees and professional degrees in STEM fields. Comprised of four member institutions – Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College, the Consortium is a vibrant intellectual community with a long tradition of scholarship, service and community engagement.


Data Science Employment Opportunities

- Data Science Institute Deputy Director - Data Science Institute Administrative Director - Data Science Institute Communications Specialist   (Review of applications will begin immediately and applications received by 11:59 pm ET on December 14, 2020 are ensured...

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Faculty and administrators visit Data Science Institutes
Faculty and administrators visit Data Science Institutes

In fall 2018, the faculty and administrators from across the four campuses started to articulate a vision for an AUC wide Data Science Institute. Several joined a faculty advisory board which has now been in place since January 2019. One of the undertakings of the...

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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. 



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“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