DSI Symposium


Join us for a Symposium organized by the Data Science Institute at the University of Delaware, an event that will 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 apply to participate.

The day-long Symposium will be held on November 15th at UD’s Star Campus in The Tower at STAR Audion. This event will see the participation of leaders and experts from both Academia and Industry with plenary talks by invited speakers, panel discussions, talks by UD Faculty and senior researchers, and poster presentations from UD postdocs and students (due date for applicants to present is September 15th).

Master of Science in Data Science

Accepting students for Spring and Fall 2020

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.

Interested in Registering for Data Science related Courses?

Follow the link to a listing of data science related courses taught by our esteemed team of DSI Resident Faculty, members of the DSI Faculty Council and Affiliated Faculty.

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A ‘Momentous Day’ for University of Delaware Research


Launch of Data Science Institute adds major collaborative muscle

New UD Program in Hospitality Analytics

University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics is launching the first doctoral program of its kind in the world, a four-year, 54 credit-hour Ph.D. in hospitality business analytics.

DSI Affiliated Faculty Receives Outstanding Service Award

Richard Braun, Professor of Mathematical Sciences, received the Outstanding Service Award By the College of Arts and Sciences for extraordinary work within the college, University, profession and community.

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.

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.