"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
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.