The field of Data Science is indebted to electrical engineering!
Data science has adopted many techniques within the signal processing field ranging from signal analysis to neural network to deep learning and many more. Many consider machine learning as an outgrowth of statistical signal processing techniques.
The ECE department at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis has many reseachers applying machine learning, data analytics, deep learning within their research.
To learn more about how one can pursue ECE degree (a Purdue degree!) within the Data Science area see MSECE degree with emphasis in data science.
Unlike computational programs, in ECE Data Science research is conducted on both the data analysis (knowledge generation) as well as data prodcution. We have faculty conducting research on devices and Internet of Things (IoT devices such as sensors and drones). Here data producers and data consumers (data scientists) work side-by-side in our department. Some work on both the production and consumption of data. Meet our Data Science researchers.
For more information about current and previous Data Science projects see ECE Data Science research.