Virtual Reality for Physical Therapy

DSI Resident Faculty, Roghayeh (Leila) Barmaki was part of a team that recently won the Best Virtual Reality Prize at the Reality Virtually Hackathon.

Mastering Data Science and Statistical Analysis
Information Session

Learn about University of Delaware graduate and continuing education programs focused on data science and statistical analysis. Addressing significant employer demand for data specialists in the Mid-Atlantic region, UD’s powerful programs prepare students for the workforce.

Applied Statistics  |  Bioinformatics  |  Business Analytics |
Cybersecurity  |  Data Analytics  |  Data Science  |  Statistics
GIScience and Environmental Data Analytics


Tuesday, March 26 | 6:30–9 p.m.

University of Delaware, The Tower at STAR Audion, 100 Discovery Blvd., Newark, DE 19713
RSVP by Friday, March 22 at

CIS 2019 Distinguished Lecture Series

Jennifer Chu-Carroll

Beyond Watson: Towards Machine as a True Thought Partner

Time: Wednesday, April 17th, 9:30-10:45am
Location: Mitchell Hall

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A ‘Momentous Day’ for University of Delaware Research

Launch of Data Science Institute adds major collaborative muscle

Master of Science in Data Science

Accepting students for Fall 2019

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.


The Institute brings together faculty from all seven colleges across campus to work collaboratively in a wide range of topics in foundations and applications of data science. DSI faculty at UD combine expertise in statistics, computer science, mathematics, information sciences and numerous related fields.


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.