This newsletter marks a good year of accomplishment and harvest for our DSPS students and faculty members. We have a unique focus of integrating the analytical power of data science and the insights of policymaking which is quite distinctive from any hard science department and traditional social science programmes. Students sharing our vision are thriving with flying colors and you can learn about their accomplishments from this issue. Looking forward, we wish you would have a chance to become a part of our DSPS success through different modes of engagement and collaboration in the future. Happy reading and have a nice summer!