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DSI Distinguished Lecture

We are very happy to have Dr. Deborah Ehrenthal, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin visit for a Distinguished Lecture co-hosted by the Data Science Institute (DSI) and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB).

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
 Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Room 102, 15 Innovation Way, Newark DE 19711

Title:  Mining the “Data Landfill”: Linking Multisource Administrative Data to Study the Health of Women and their Children


DSI Symposium 2019

UD Data Science Institute is hosting the Data Science Symposium to bring together data science researchers from across UD.  All faculty, researchers, and students interested in the application and theory of data science in any field are invited to participate.

When: November 15th
Where: UD’s STAR Campus in The Tower at STAR, Audion

Hagit Shatkay

Shedding Light on Dark Matter

DSI Affiliated Faculty, Hagit Shatkay co-leads $1 million project to identify and localize dark matter particles.

Cathy Wu-Hui Fang

Help at Your Fingertips

Cathy Wu, DSI Director (left) and Hui Fang, Affiliated Faculty member (right) are part of a team that developed a free app addressing the opioid crisis in Delaware. The team will conduct data analytics to improve utilization and user experience of the HeNN app, to increase community engagement and network building and to identify gaps in services to inform care and treatment providers and policy-makers.

Cathy Wu – Data Science Institute

$23.5 Million to expand Delaware's Biomedical Research Pipeline

Delaware INBRE, a UD-led statewide biomedical research network receives $23 million funding to grow multidisciplinary biomedical research in Delaware. Dr. Cathy Wu, director of the Data Science Institute at UD, serves as a program coordinator of this network.

A ‘Momentous Day’ for University of Delaware Research


Launch of Data Science Institute adds major collaborative muscle

UD President Dennis Assanis speaks at the symposium on the future of data science at UD.


Serving as a nucleating effort to catalyze and coordinate data science initiatives at UD

  • Coalesce researchers around Data Science research themes
  • Develop competitive Data Science research programs
  • Support Data Science and Computing Core Facility
  • Engage students in Data Science research
  • Collaborate with government and industry partners

Institutional Strengths

As the vast resource of new and diverse datasets are rapidly becoming available in nearly every aspect of life, data science has the potential to advance human understanding in all branches of science and humanities, and, address grand challenges facing society. The Institute plans to combine disparate, dynamic, and distributed datasets and enable everything from predicting the future behavior of complex systems to precise medical treatments, smart energy usage, and focused educational curricula.

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Open Faculty Positions

UD invites applications for open-rank faculty positions in Data Sciences beginning in fall 2018.


Resources and Funding Support

  • Seed funding to support team-based research center grants, infrastructure grants and training grants
  • Support researchers to identify cross-disciplinary collaborators and access to Data Science & Computing Core Facility
  • Provide an inventory of data resources, computational tools, and data science-related courses/degree programs

Team Building and Networking

  • Networking Events: Connecting faculty, students, industry
  • Annual Research Symposium
  • Seminars / Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Research Workshops
  • Short Courses and Training: Collaborating with academic programs
  • Industry Engagement: Collaborating with OEIP and Horn Program

Data Science in the News

Data Analytics Programs Take Off

Colleges are working to meet demand for big data analysis with burgeoning degree and non-degree programs.  To keep up with the explosion of big data across all industries, college and universities have debuted dozens of data analytics programs during the past few...

Prepare Undergrads for Data-Driven Workplace

Academic Institutions Should Prepare Undergraduates for a Data-Driven Workplace, New Report Recommends WASHINGTON – All U.S. undergraduate students should develop a basic understanding of data science to prepare them adequately for the workforce, says a...

Our Mission

The Institute aims to accelerate research in data science, serving as a nucleating effort to catalyze interdisciplinary research collaborations across fields impacting our society.