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Virtual Symposium on Computational Social Science for an Inclusive Society

You are invited to REGISTER and/or PRESENT a VIRTUAL POSTER for the University of Delaware’s Fall Symposium on Computational Social Science for an Inclusive Society.

This virtual symposium will be held from 9:00am-4:00pm on October 2nd, 2020, with support from the University of Delaware’s Data Science Institute (DSI) and DiCoS Core–which is both a core facility and a center that tries to engage the computational science community and strengthen its linkages with the DSI.

2020 Inaugural UD Student Competition for Geospatial Data Visualization / Map Design

UD students at all levels are invited to enter the university-wide competition for achievements in the art and science of mapping geospatial data. The competition is sponsored and administered by the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences (GEOG) and the Data Science Institute (DSI) at UD. Specifics are on the attached flyer.

UD PCS Big Data Program

Data scientists serve many roles during the pandemic including predicting patient treatment outcomes, monitoring patients as they enter hospitals, identifying promising drug candidates, estimating real-time spread and forecasting future spread. Looking to help meet this need, the UD’s Division of Professional Continuing Studies (UD PCS) is offering its Analytics: Optimizing Big Data Certificate program this fall in a live-online format.

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Robotics on the Rise

DSI Affiliated Faculty and UD Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Bert Tanner leads the new Center for Autonomous and Robotic Systems, which promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Collaborations with DSI are already under way.

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

A ‘Momentous Day’ for University of Delaware Research


Launch of Data Science Institute adds major collaborative muscle


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.