“HEC helped me build my professional skills and paved the way for me to a great academic job at the American University of Beirut (AUB), the second top university in the Middle East.”
— Imad Bou Hamad, PhD. Assistant Professor, Olayan School of Business
Are you planning on a career in academia or business in the field of data science? Join a community of professors and researchers with valuable, recognized expertise.
Your PhD in short
Offered by HEC Montréal jointly with Concordia and McGill universities and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). This partnership gives you access to resources (faculty and courses) rarely available elsewhere in the world.
Full-time program allowing you to complete your studies in four or five years.
Tuition fees waived and competitive funding for the first four years of your studies.
For a fascinating career
“Whereas many PhD programs aim exclusively at academic careers, HEC’s approach satisfies both academic interests and professional education.”
“The teaching and support I received during my PhD studies at HEC Montréal were of such high quality that I couldn’t help but succeed.”
Among the best
The professors associated with this doctoral specialization have authored over 200 scientific papers in the top journals, including:
Journal of the American Statistical Association
Statistical Methods in Medical Research
Be part of research innovations
HEC Montréal is a founding member of the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO). The Institute brings together 900 scientists interested in optimization (operational research) and data science. The group has received major funding ($93.6 million) for research into big data mining.
HEC Montréal is home to Tech3Lab, the largest user-experience (UX) laboratory in North America. It’s a unique milieu for advanced research in human-machine interaction and the user experience.
Varied research interests
Big data mining
Analytics of urban environments
User experience (UX)
An exceptional research milieu
The six professors mainly associated with the doctoral specialization in Data Science have substantial research funds at their disposal to assist students. One of them, Professor Denis Larocque, holds a Research professorship in Data Science.
Researchers in this specialization work closely with several research groups and knowledge transfer hubs, including: