Congratulations to DSI Resident Faculty, Jing Gao on having her paper listed as one of the top 50 papers in earth and environmental science for 2020 with over 9000 downloads and Altimetric score of over 120. The paper entitled “Mapping global urban land for the 21st century with data-driven simulations and Shared Socioeconomic Pathways” has been published in Nature.com and discusses how data science drives new maps to predict the growth of cities over next century.
DSI Director Cathy Wu along with DSI Faculty Council member Xiao-Hai Yan serve as the science principal investigators on a project funded by NASA EPSCoR where researchers at the UD are developing a remote sensing big data center in Delaware for cutting-edge coastal and environmental change research. Interdisciplinary co-investigators include: DSI Faculty Council members Dan Leathers and Rodrigo Vargas, DSI Resident Faculty Pinki Mondal, DSI Affiliated Faculty Tracy DeLiberty and UD Faculty A.R. Siders.
DSI Resident Faculty members Federica Bianco, Kyle Davis, Xi Peng and Affiliated Faculty members Saleem Ali and Dawn Fallik along with UD Faculty Julie Klinger are part of a interdisciplinary team of researchers at UD attempting, for the first time, to map and model the flow of global energy-critical minerals based on original research in several source, transit, and destination countries.
Pinki Mondal, DSI Resident Faculty and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, says groundwater depletion could reduce winter cropped acreage significantly in years ahead.
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
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.
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