Data Theory at UCLA

A strong education in Data Theory is more important than ever.

Several of our faculty members are using mathematical models to predict and help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and provide resources for the community. Even during these difficult times, we are dedicated to offering high-quality instruction to help Bruins stay on track with career goals and aspirations.

Gifts to support our nascent Data Theory Major contribute to the Mathematics and Statistics Departments’ history of excellence and the global impact of research by our students and faculty.

Watch below to learn how UCLA is leading the future in Data Theory education and research:

Become a contributor

Your support of Data Theory can be focused within any of the following areas:

DataFest

  • Undergraduate scholarships or research support
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Post-doctoral fellowships
  • Endowed faculty chair
  • Endowed lectures
  • Capital improvements including support for common department computing, data storage, and research infrastructure
  • Discretionary fund

Discretionary Fund

The most flexible donor fund is used for immediate, one-time needs. These may include visiting lecturers and scholars, graduate recruitment, conferences, seminar support, or equipment for research and instruction.

Endowments

Endowments provide a lasting legacy of support for Data Theory and the critical scientific discovery it is making toward the understanding and architecting of data. From these investments, awards are given to outstanding students for service and positive contributions to the departmental community, achievement in academics and teaching, recruitment, conference travel, and more. Endowed faculty chairs are also critical to retaining the best mentors and educators within our department.

To read about students and faculty who have benefited from support enabled through endowments, click here.

To contribute, please contact Joy Kruger in the UCLA College Development Office at (310) 363-9557 or jkruger@support.ucla.edu.

Thank you for contributing to generations of thoughtful and rigorous data theory through your support.

Students from around the country have flocked each year to UCLA for its annual Datafest competition, where their skills at analysis and presentation are tested with real-world data provided by partners from industry, entertainment, and nonprofit sectors.

Students from around the country have flocked each year to UCLA for its annual Datafest competition, where their skills at analysis and presentation are tested with real-world data provided by partners from industry, entertainment, and nonprofit sectors.