"Over the next decade, data science is expected to have a significant impact across all sectors of the economy and society through automation and personalisation of services. The Hertie School Data Science Lab will leverage and amplify breakthroughs in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle major societal problems. Our mission is to foster, advance and promote excellence in data science research, education and application to enable better decision-making for the common good."

  • Slava Jankin | Director of Hertie School Data Science Lab

Launching our new Master of Data Science for Public Policy (MDS)

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The MDS brings together passionate students from both technical and social science backgrounds to deepen their analytical skills and develop an in-depth understanding of the policy world. During this two-year master's they learn how to leverage algorithmic decision-making to tackle some of the most complex challenges of our time with data-driven solutions. The Data Science Lab is proud to help manage and support for this new programme. 


Supercomputing for data science research

Together with the IT unit, the Data Science Lab manages the high performance computing cluster at the Hertie School. The state-of-the-art multi-GPU enterprise deep learning server is accessible to faculty and researchers across the school’s various programmes. The server allows researchers to experiment and build prototypes for digital products and opens up new avenues for scientific exploration in data-driven research. In keeping with our mission for sustainability, the heavy electricity demand of supercomputing is offset by utilising completely carbon-neutral energy sources. Please contact Datasciencelab@hertie-school.org if you would like to experiment with and implement data science research on the server. 


A creative space at the Hertie School

The Data Science Lab helps to manage the Hertie School Makerspace - a creative environment that combines a hackerspace mentality and a co-working atmosphere. Students, faculty and staff are provided with some of the essential tools for collaboration, invention, and creation (such as 3D printers, podcasting and livestreaming workstation, etc.) and are encouraged to work together in the spirit of exploration, hacking, entrepreneurship and partnership. 


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