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.


New Job Opportunity – NDSA Project Manager
New Job Opportunity – NDSA Project Manager

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Consortium invites applications for the position of National Data Science Alliance (NDSA) Project Manager. The NDSA is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF 2217346) and is subject to the related terms and conditions. The...

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Newsletter – February 2022
Newsletter – February 2022

Released on February 3rd, this month's newsletter kicks off Black History Month with FREE registration for our 2022 W.E.B. Du Bois Symposium, Mini-Grant opportunities, plus our usual array of exciting data science opportunities.  Click to View Our February Newsletter!

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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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