Data Science

Data Science is an interdisciplinary field focusing on methodologies for extracting knowledge and insights from data thus contributing to different areas of science. The Focus Area builds on the pioneering scientific results of the community and paves way for new breakthrough results across disciplines.The overarching goal of the Focus Area is to leverage the synergies of the network in solving significant societal and industrial challenges related to data analysis.

The Focus Area acts as a hub for Data Science in Helsinki through the Helsinki Centre for Data Science (HiDATA).

  • Core methodology: Develop new data science methodology, algorithms and platform technology
  • Collaboration: Increase collaboration between data science, application disciplines and industry
  • Infrastructures: Ensure improved use and development of the computational infrastructures
  • Open science: Advance open science
  • Education: Collaborate in master and doctoral programmes

Please visit our events page for up to date information regarding activities and events planned for HiDATA.

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Data Science members are including but not limited to the following:

Contact information

Focus area leader
Sasu Tarkoma (University of Helsinki)


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