The School of Data Science(SDS) was established on May 25, 2017. It is an undergraduate college jointly established by Guizhou Institute of Technology and Alibaba Group. SDS focuses on the major development strategies of the country and Guizhou province, is guided by "serving regional economic development and meeting the needs of industries", and aims to build a "regional first-class, well-known in China". SDS comprehensively cultivates high-quality applied talents who "master basic theories, proficient in technical methods, and innovate industrial applications".
The operating model of SDS is "college-enterprise cooperation, integration of production and education, and collaborative education". SDS strives to build "innovation, Demonstration, leading, industry benchmark" characteristic industry college.
SDS now has 44 faculty members, 11 of which hold a doctoral degree, 2 of which are PhD candidates, 1 of which is professor, 16 of which are associate professors，and 12 of which come from cooperative enterprises. Up to now, SDS currently has 1,353 undergraduates, with four undergraduate programs: "Data Science and Big Data Technology", "Network Engineering", "Intelligent Science and Technology" and "Cyberspace Security".
SDS owns two scientific research platforms supported by the Guizhou Province, namely the "Key Laboratory of Electric Power Big Data of Guizhou Province" and the "Internet+ Industrial Technology Research Institute of Guizhou Province " respectively. Moreover, SDS owns key supporting disciplines "Computer Application Technology" and first-class undergraduate program "Data Science and Big Data Technology" supported by the Guizhou Province. Finally, "Big Data Science and Technology" is the characteristic discipline group construction project supported by Guizhou Institute of Technology.