University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst )

Organization Type

Academic Institution


United States

Located in western Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) is the flagship campus of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. UMass Amherst is a top-ranked, nationally-recognized teaching and research institution with a current enrollment of about 28,500 students.

The University’s Center for Data Science (CDS) was established on January 1, 2015 with a mission to foster data science research, education, industry collaboration, and public service in ways that drive UMass Amherst to become recognized as a national leader in this scientific area. The CDS is charged with helping Massachusetts’ “big data” industry meet its growing demand for well-trained data scientists, promote economic development in the Pioneer Valley and beyond, support a thriving community of working data scientists in Western Massachusetts, help expand the university’s R&D base, and solidify the campus’s future as a destination and partner-of-choice for basic as well as translational research in data science.