Barcelona GSE Data Science Center

About the Data Science Center

The Barcelona GSE Data Science Center coordinates and promotes interdisciplinary and methodological research, training, and knowledge transfer in Data Science.



Data Science Community

The Data Science community includes:

  • Academics who carry out research in Statistics, Machine Learning and the social sciences
  • Machine Learning researchers from the industry
  • Practitioners from the data science and analytics industry

The Center has a visitor program and provides mentoring to PhD students.

See our community

Data Science Research

Our main research directions

  • Applied Statistics, Management Science
  • Graphical Models and Network Analysis
  • High-dimensional Statistics
  • Stochastic Analysis and Malliavin Calculus
  • Computational Statistics and Monte Carlo Methods
  • Time Series and Econometrics

See a selection of research

Master's Degree in Data Science

  • Launched in 2014, the first program of its kind in Europe
  • Students include graduates from Berkeley, Oxford, LSE, Boston University, Indian Institute of Technology, and Carnegie Mellon, among other top institutions
  • A growing number of companies collaborate with an industrial practicum, guest lectures and workshops
  • Directors: Christian Fons-Rosen (UPF and BGSE) and Omiros Papaspiliopoulos (ICREA-UPF and BGSE)

Master Program information

Summer School in Data Science

Courses for Summer 2017:

The Data Science Toolbox and Machine Learning
taught by Alexandros Karatzoglou and Ilias Leontiadis (Telefónica Research)

Bayesian Machine Learning in Social Sciences
taught by Stephen Hansen (University of Oxford), Omiros Papaspiliopoulos (ICREA-UPF and BGSE), David Rossell (University of Warwick, visiting UPF), and Tim Stumpf-Fetizon (UPF)

Summer School information

Meetings and Conferences

The Data Science Center and its members participate in the organization of events for Data Science researchers and practitioners.

See upcoming meetings and conferences