DSI Affiliated Faculty and Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Sunita Chandrasekaran, is leading an elite international team in designing an application for the world’s fastest supercomputer, set to come online in the United States in 2021.
You are invited to REGISTER for the University of Delaware Data Science Institute (DSI)’s Virtual DARWIN Computing Symposium from 8:30am-5:00pm on February 12, 2021.
Virtual poster proposals are especially encouraged from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at UD & partner institutions, including those who wish to use DARWIN resources for their computational work in the future. All graduate student-poster presenters will be eligible for a DSI-sponsored best poster award. Poster proposals are due by January 31st, and Symposium registration closes on February 8th.
DSI Affiliated Faculty, Hagit Shatkay’s Intro to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology course is teaching students how important computational methods can be in the face of a pandemic.
DSI Director, Cathy Wu was named for the seventh consecutive year to the 2020 global list of Highly Cited Researchers. Dr. Wu was recognized for her influence in the field of biology and biochemistry. The annual list identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their academic field or across several fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Clarivate’s Web of Science citation index.
UD students at all levels were invited to enter the university-wide competition for achievements in the art and science of mapping geospatial data. Two winners were selected: Jessie Eastburn and Bridgette Kegelman. Congratulations!
A team of researchers including DSI Affiliated Faculty, Jennifer Horney, looked at disaster declaration data to determine the impact of natural disasters on suicide rates
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