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 apply powerful tools of data analysis to solve questions in law, business, philosophy, architecture, history, language, music, art, dance, theater, literature, and gender and sexuality.

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.

Which neighborhoods have the highest return on real estate? Which schools do best in math? In which galleries are painters most successful? Do increases in police budgets reduce violent crime? When did the heart become associated with love? What is the most popular smart phone in Mexico? Which topics has the New York Times focused on most in the last month? DaSH can help 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.