Accelerate your data journey

The data revolution is shaping every aspect of our lives and we are at the precipice of fundamental change.

The cornerstone of our approach is that data is all about people. It's not just the science that matters - it's the social impact that has real meaning. Essex researchers want to have a positive impact on the world and that gives our work real value and a unique sense of purpose.

Our mission

  • We want to harness the power of data to change the world.
  • We build confidence in decision-making, so policy makers can identify the right choices.
  • We work to obtain insights from data that can deliver actions with real value and tangible outcomes.
  • We also help people create new products and services that can bring about positive results for businesses, individuals, and society.

Professor Maria Fasli
"The cornerstone of our approach is that data is all about people."
Professor Maria Fasli Executive Dean (Science and Health) DEPARTMENT OF Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science

How we achieve our mission

The Institute for Analytics and Data Science is young, but ambitious. We are focused on delivering high impact research and our commitment to taking an interdisciplinary approach lies at the heart of this.

We are developing new lines of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary foundational research. We are applying our research to even more real world uses, working with governments, NGOs, and businesses.