Welcome from the Head

Welcome to the Data Science and Analytics Thrust! As the head of this dynamic and forward-thinking thrust, I am excited to lead a community of passionate educators, researchers, and students who are committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of data science.

Our thrust takes pride in its multidisciplinary approach, bringing together experts in statistics, machine learning, optimization, and related fields. Through rigorous academic programs, cutting-edge research initiatives, and practical applications, we aim to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to excel in the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of data.

At the core of our mission is a commitment to not only advance academic knowledge but also to address real-world challenges. We believe in the transformative power of data science to make a positive impact on society. Our dedicated faculty and talented students work collaboratively to unravel the complexities of data and leverage insights to solve problems and create innovative solutions.

I invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we explore the limitless possibilities that data science and analytics offer. Whether you are a student, faculty member, industry partner, or part of our extended community, together, we can shape the future and contribute meaningfully to the world through the lens of data.


Xiaowen CHU
Data Science and Analytics Thrust

Program Directors and Coordinators

Xiaowen CHU

Head of Data Science and Analytics Thrust

BSc(DSBD) Program Director

MPhil(DSA) Program Director

PhD(DSA) Program Director


Dean of Information Hub

Acting Head of AI Thrust

MSc(DCAI) Program Director


Undergraduate Coordinator


"You (and we) are in such an exciting moment in the history. Don't settle!"


Postgraduate Coordinator