From Google, Amazon, and Facebook to your local political elections, applied data science is one of the fastest growing fields in the country. Data Science in the Humanities or DaSH is an HFA initiative that introduces data science to humanists. DaSH can help you to apply powerful tools of data analysis to solve questions in law, business, philosophy, architecture, history, language, music, art, dance, theater, literature, and so forth.

Data science helps you mine data for patterns and write programs to solve problems. Basic data science tools include the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK), PIL/pillow for image analysis, and the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit. Contact Steve Harris or Joe Pater to discuss how to use data science in your research.

DaSH can help to prepare you to answer real-world questions, and to bring a prized skill set into a real-world job. Other examples include:

HFA's DaSH Initiative offers faculty the tools to make research more thorough and accurate, and offers students the opportunity to engage the technical revolution going on today.