Hypersonic travel is in the future, but first researchers must solve some key problems including managing how hot vehicles get at high speeds, as well as how to maintain flight stability. UD Associate Professor Joseph Kuehl from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and DSI Associate Faculty is working with another researcher at the University of Notre Dame to try to solve these key challenges.
UD’s Sunita Chandrasekaran, David L. and Beverly J.C. Mills Career Development Chair in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and new DSI Faculty Council member, and her students have been working to ensure that key software will be ready to run on Frontier — the fastest computer in the world — when it “opens for business” to the scientific community in 2023.
UD College of Engineering Distinguished Professor and DSI Affiliated Faculty LaShanda Korley has been elected as a 2022 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) “for innovative bio-inspired strategies to control architecture, assembly, and mechanics of soft material systems.”
The winners have been selected for the 2022 University of Delaware Student Competition for Geospatial Data Visualization / Map Design. Congratulations to winner Chenesia Brown, Ph.D. Student in Sociology, Class of 2023 and runner up Melissa Grube, B.A. Student in Geography Education, Class of 2023.
A new paper from UD researchers used statistical approaches to examine rainfed corn in Kenya, a country with widespread corn cultivation and consumption and where the crop is central to individual’s livelihoods and national food security. The paper was authored by Kevin Ong’are Oluoch, a doctoral student in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment with his adviser, Kyle Davis, a DSI resident faculty member.
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