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 – December 2021
Newsletter – December 2021

Released on December 7th, this month's newsletter features a glimpse into our 2022 W.E.B. Du Bois Symposium, new Mini-Grant opportunities, job opportunities, and internships, plus our usual array of exciting data science opportunities.  Click to View Our December...

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Newsletter – November 2021
Newsletter – November 2021

Released on November 4th, this month's newsletter highlights a new DSI Deputy Director job opportunity, brand new data science courses, seminars, plus our usual array of data science opportunities.  Click to View Our November Newsletter!

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New Employment Opportunity: Deputy Director
New Employment Opportunity: Deputy Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Data Science Initiative invites applications for the position of Deputy Director, for a term of two years, beginning as early as January 4, 2022. The AUC Data Science Initiative is located in Atlanta, GA, and...

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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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