NYU Shanghai Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at NYU Shanghai is a focal point for NYU Shanghai's initiative in data science and AI. The Center was established in November 2015 to help advance NYU Shanghai's goal of creating one of China's leading data science/AI education and research facilities, and providing researchers and professionals with the tools to harness the power of big data. The Center’s faculty members, research scientists and PhD students are established experts in the field of data science and AI and its applications. Their interests are in deep learning, machine learning, mathematical statistics, optimization, econometrics, and several application areas including sociology, economics, political science, history, privacy, business, finance, and genomics. Associated with the Center is a new and exciting Data Science undergraduate major. As it grows, the Center will attract new professors and students whose primary research and teaching activities revolve around data science and AI.