*SAVE THE DATE*

Please save the date for the University of Delaware Data Science Institute (DSI)’s third annual DARWIN Computing Symposium event, to be held in a hybrid format (in-person and virtually) from 8:30am-5:00pm on March 24, 2022.

Details on how to register for the March 24th, 2022 DARWIN Computing Symposium, and/or how to propose a poster–will be posted during the beginning of February.

2021 Winner Map from Loonibha Manandhar - Population Exposure Sea Level Rise

Winners Selected for 2021 UD Student Competition for Geospatial Data Visualization / Map Design

Congratulations to this year’s winner Loonibha Manandhar for “Scenario-based Projected Population Exposure to Sea Level Rise, Wilmington City, Delaware, USA, 2100” and runner up Anthony Chan for “University of Delaware Shuttle Bus Potential Idle Time on a Random Day in Spring 2021”. You can learn about the contest and the winners on the competition page.

In the past year, Arthi Jayaraman, Centennial Term Professor for Excellence in Research and Education in the College of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, won an Impact Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and was appointed deputy editor of a journal published by the American Chemical Society. Photo by Evan Krape.

Culturally Appropriate Food Shifts

A new paper by PhD candidate Dongyang Wei and DSI Resident Faculty member, Kyle Davis, identifies environmentally sustainable diets that take local preferences and cultures into account.

In the past year, Arthi Jayaraman, Centennial Term Professor for Excellence in Research and Education in the College of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, won an Impact Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and was appointed deputy editor of a journal published by the American Chemical Society. Photo by Evan Krape.

New Atomic Data Portal

DSI Faculty Council Member and DiCos Core Director, Rudi Eigenmann and UD Professor, Marianna Safronova, combine physics and computer science to develop their atomic portal that provides extraordinary information about atomic properties in user-friendly ways.

2021 Winner Map from Loonibha Manandhar - Population Exposure Sea Level Rise

National Climate Assessment

Three DSI faculty members have been selected to contribute to the Fifth National Climate Assessment. They are Jing Gao (left), A.R. Siders (center), and John Callahan (right), all of the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences.

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Strategic Advances in HIV Research

DSI Affiliated Faculty Juan Perilla and team produce high-precision model of HIV dynamics in collaboration with Oxford

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

In the past year, Arthi Jayaraman, Centennial Term Professor for Excellence in Research and Education in the College of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, won an Impact Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and was appointed deputy editor of a journal published by the American Chemical Society. Photo by Evan Krape.

Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

Computing, engineering and polymer sciences converge in a new NSF doctoral traineeship created by UD Professor and DSI Faculty Council member, Arthi Jayaraman. “Computing and Data Science Training for Materials Innovation, Discovery, AnalyticS” (NRT-MIDAS) will teach doctoral students how to use high-performance computing and data science to lead to new discoveries and innovations in the field of polymers.

Cathy Wu, Unidel Edward G. Jefferson Chair in Engineering and Computer Science, during a break at UD’s recent Data Science Symposium.

Data Science Leader

Cathy Wu, director of UD’s Data Science Institute, discusses the future of this fast-growing field and the work of the DSI Resident Faculty

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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.

Activities

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.