In this era of “Big Data”, our research agenda is focused on developing the next-generation models, algorithms and systems for directly extracting knowledge from data. McGill Data Science researchers investigate data-mining and modeling methods that can be applied to solve current problems in domains ranging from the basic sciences to health care, education, economics, public policy, social media, cultural analysis, the environment, and beyond.  We aim to train the next generation of highly qualified professionals in Data Science, drawing together young researchers from a wide variety of disciplines, especially those with a strong background in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics.