Data Science

Across the College of Science and Engineering, our schools are driving the field of data science to produce world-changing research that is exciting, innovative and vital.

More and more organisations in all sectors are coming to realise the importance of data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. Regardless of size or industry, organisations that wish to remain competitive in the age of big data need to efficiently develop and implement data science capabilities or risk being left behind.

‌The University of Glasgow has more than 90 academics, postdocs and PhD students active in this area, with world leading groups in information retrieval, human-computer interaction, computational inference, spatio-temporal models and visualisation supported by world-leading research infrastructure in our schools.

Our sought-after data science practitioners apply machine learning algorithms to numbers, text, images, video, audio, and more to produce AI systems which perform tasks that ordinarily require human intelligence. In turn, these systems generate insights which analysts and business users can translate into tangible business value.

The University of Glasgow is carving a world-class reputation as experts in data science and extracting meaningful insights from data that are producing dynamic responses and solutions in areas as diverse as environmental monitoring, technology, media and consumer products, fundamental science, systems biology, neuro-imaging and urban systems.