Data Science for Energy Transition

Data Science for Energy Transition

Through training the next generation data science workforce.


With the growing public awareness of climate change, Houston, the energy capital of the world, is organizing efforts to lead the energy transition for a more sustainable and cleaner environment.

This project is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF IIS-2123247).

There is urgent demand for a data science workforce equipped with a broad understanding for optimizing conventional energy and leading the energy transition. This project focuses on training undergraduates and master’s level students from diverse backgrounds to achieve a wide range of knowledge and skill sets essential for the future energy industry workforce. Five major public universities in greater Houston are teaming up with multiple energy industry partners, ranging from large oil and gas companies to startups, on energy sector data analytics. Given the emphasis of the participating universities on diversity and equity and their diverse student populations, the proposed program broadens training opportunities for minorities and underrepresented groups.

University of Houston University of Houston Downtown University of Houston Clear Lake University of Houston Victoria Sam Houston State University