UTSA School of Data Science
UTSA School of Data Science

As the first of its kind in the state of Texas, the school will further solidify San Antonio’s status as the largest information security hub outside of Washington, D.C.

UTSA is building the best data science program in the world. It will train the smartest students in the field and make them the hottest commodities in the workforce. We hope that as UTSA creates them, the biggest employers in the world will come to downtown San Antonio to recruit their IT workforces. The School of Data Science will bring thousands of the most innovative students, faculty and researchers together and will accelerate everything else in our downtown tech ecosystem.

Graham Weston
San Antonio business leader

Industry partnership creates boundless opportunities

SDS and MITRE Corp. partner on workforce development, experiential learning and joint research programs.

Timeline

Fall
2018

UTSA launches SDS Initiative

Summer
2019

Approved by UT System

Fall
2019

Director search begins

Fall
2020

Construction begins

Spring
2023

Construction Completed

Academic & Research Opportunities

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Information Systems & Cyber Security
Management Science & Statistics
Mathematics
The Center of Infrastructure Assurance & Security
The Cyber Center for Security and Analytics
The Institute for Cyber Security
The Open Cloud Institute

Under One Roof

Connecting and co-locating UTSA’s talent and resources in cyberscience, data science and data management into one powerful new school.

Data Center at UTSA

Answering The Call

UTSA’s School of Data Science answers the national call for a highly skilled workforce to fill growing needs in cybersecurity, data analytics, business intelligence and digital asset management. Collaboration across these distinct disciplines will foster radical innovation to address critical challenges. The school’s location in the heart of San Antonio will provide government, industry and community partners with access to UTSA’s nationally recognized programs and expertise.

Downtown Campus Masterplan Rendering

Expanding Downtown

UTSA’s proposed School of Data Science will co-locate the university’s 70-plus faculty members in cybersecurity, cloud computing, data and analytics, and artificial intelligence under one highly collaborative roof. With a new facility housing classrooms, laboratories and research space, the school will support bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certificate programs and other professional credential educational opportunities. A focus on connected classrooms and cutting-edge instructional technology will provide flexibility for course content delivery.

Featured News

SDS to innovate careers of data disruptors, leaders with new competition

Venture capitalist Timothy Draper and his wife, Melissa, have committed $1 million to establish the Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition.

Design build team selected for School of Data Science and national security center

Whiting-Turner | Jacobs | Overland has been selected to design and construct the building, which will house both programs.

UTSA ranked among best online cybersecurity programs

an independent leader in coverage of education advancement, has ranked UTSA’s online cybersecurity degree program 15th overall in the nation and first in the nation...

Artificial intelligence rolls out across academic disciplines

The University of Texas at San Antonio is participating in a pioneering program to introduce artificial intelligence principles to students in all academic disciplines.

Summit to discover emerging AI technologies

To kick-off this expansion of AI on campus, a multidisciplinary team of faculty and research stakeholders are organizing an inaugural AI Summit. This event is open to all AI researchers and aspiring AI scientists in academia, industry and government.

Launch of coding boot camp certificate program

In a joint endeavor between the School of Data Science Initiative and the Division of Academic Innovation, UTSA has launched a new online Coding Boot Camp certificate program.