The Data Science Initiative (DSI) at UNC Charlotte is an industry-university-state partnership, led by the College of Computing and Informatics, the Belk College of Business, the College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Data Science Initiative brings academia and industry together to turn data into knowledge, and knowledge into insight to see what’s possible in the new digital age. The initiative holds the promise of creating drugs customized for individual patients, developing models for “predictive policing,” and leading remedies for longstanding city planning challenges. Think about the unlimited possibilities to drive organizational performance. Think about the infinite potential of the “smart city.” Think DSI.




Academic Programs

UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative creates education, training, and research programs in data science and analytics, integrated with business and industry expertise. These interdisciplinary academic programs are developing a new generation of data scientists, business analysts, and managers with both the technical and business skills to transform data into smart, innovative business solutions. With a DSI graduate degree, you can be the mind that sees the promise, transforms data into knowledge, and effects change.

Learn more about DSI Academic Programs


   Duke Energy Innovation Center at Optimist Hall 340 E 16th Street Charlotte NC 28206

   3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


   UNC Charlotte Center City Room 1105

   4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


   Bioinformatics UNC Charlotte Main Campus

   5:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Contact Information

Academic Programs

Carly Mahedy

 Carly Mahedy

Director of Student Services

Executive Education

Jennifer Ames-Stuart

 Jennifer Ames-Stuart, Ph.D.

Director of Executive Education

Academic Programs

Doug Hague, Ph.D.

Interim Executive Director