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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.

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12 Receive General University Research Grants

Twelve University of Delaware professors have won General University Research grants to work on a broad range of projects, including DSI Resident Faculty,  Federica Bianco and Gregory Dobler, and DSI Affiliated faculty, Teomara Rutherford.

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Data Boost to Battle Floods

A UD team has partnered with a national research group dedicated to addressing America’s flood risk. The interdisciplinary team includes DSI Resident Faculty, Greg Dobler and Pinki Mondal.

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Tropical Forest Loss

DSI Resident Faculty member, Kyle Davis has published a new study that tropical forest loss is increased by large-scale land acquisitions.

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Building Better Benchmarks

Rudi Eigenmann, DSI DiCoS Core Director & Faculty Council member, and Sunita Chandrasekaran, DSI Affiliated Faculty are part of a UD Team of computer scientists team measuring the true performance of supercomputers
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Putting the Pandemic in Perspective

DSI Affiliated Faculty and UD Epidemiologist Jennifer Horney explains social distancing, testing rates and more to a global audience

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.