Photos courtesy of Nina David

4th International Radar Aeroecology Conference and Worksho

The Aeroecology Program at the University of Delaware will be holding the 4th International Radar Aeroecology Conference and Workshop in Newark, Delaware, USA.

August 4 – 9, 2024



For the Record

DSI Affiliated Faculty member Chandra Reedy, director of the Center for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD) and professor in the Biden School, was named a national finalist in the 2023 Wiki Science Photo Competition under the Microscopy category and the Image Sets category for Crystals in Song Dynasty Glaze. The winning U.S. images will represent the United States at the international level.

Saleem Ali, the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at UD and chair of the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, is the lead author of a new study that suggests the need for an international minerals agreement to ensure countries can produce the green technologies necessary to battle climate change. In this photo, Ali is pictured in the Bayan Obo mining region within the Inner Mongolia region of China in 2017 in front of a massive ore nugget of rare earth minerals which is being celebrated here with the following words: "Welcome to the Rare Earths Community.” Photo courtesy of Saleem Ali

The Intersection of Finance and Technology

DSI Affiliated Faculty member Paul Laux, professor of finance, was one of the organizers of the inaugural FinTech and Financial Institutions Research Conference on April 19 at the FinTech Innovation Hub at the University of Delaware, where the interconnectedness of finance and technology was on full display.


Spark! Symposium Focuses on Financial Health

Seven graduate students recently took the stage in the University of Delaware’s FinTech Innovation Hub on the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus to present their Spark! in 5 Symposium talks on financial health.

Wealth disparity was also central to the talk given by DSI Fellow James Korman (third from the right), who recently received his doctorate in political science and international relations from the College of Arts and Sciences at UD.


UD Professor Kyle Davis has studied crops, crop rotation and national farming policies as the world struggles to feed its burgeoning population and use resources smartly amid climate change. Photo courtesy of Kyle Davis.

Mapping Forest Extent

DSI Resident Faculty member Pinki Mondal was a co-author on a study that verified the accuracy of remote sensing products that measure forest extent in Mexico. Mondal, along with other researchers from UD and an international team of collaborators, looked at forest extent estimates from seven land or tree cover remote sensing products and compared them to two independent forest inventory datasets.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Carbon Monitoring System program of the United States funded the research, and the results of the study were recently published in Environmental Research Letters.

UD Professor Kyle Davis has studied crops, crop rotation and national farming policies as the world struggles to feed its burgeoning population and use resources smartly amid climate change. Photo courtesy of Kyle Davis.

Celebrating National Inventors Month

DSI Infrastructure Working Group member Annie Johnson, associate university librarian for publishing, preservation, research and digital access, was elected to the Board of the Library Publishing Coalition, an independent, community-led membership association of academic and research libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing.

UD Professor Kyle Davis has studied crops, crop rotation and national farming policies as the world struggles to feed its burgeoning population and use resources smartly amid climate change. Photo courtesy of Kyle Davis.

Dynamic Pricing Is On The Rise

Lerner professor and DSI Affiliated Faculty Timothy Webb explains why Wendy’s got pushback for plans to test new pricing strategy.


A Sweet Experiential Learning Opportunity

Buddy Valastro, known as the “Cake Boss,” and his daughter, Sofia, cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new cake vending machine in Trabant University Center.  Students in a course taught by DSI Affiliated Faculty member Tim Webb, fourth from the left, are currently analyzing data and will make judgments that will be implemented into the machine next spring.



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  • Develop competitive Data Science research programs
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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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Team Building and Networking

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  • 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.