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Forecasting Urbanization

DSI Resident Faculty, Jing Gao explains how data science drives new maps to predict the growth of cities over next century
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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

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COVID-19 Research Underway

DSI affiliated faculty members, Juan Perilla and Jodi Hadden-Perilla, both assistant professors in UD’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, are leading a research team that is investigating the structure of the novel coronavirus that has caused the current global pandemic.

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Treating Asthma with Data Analytics

Research from DSI Affiliated Faculty, Junbo Son could transform the future of asthma management

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Crops for Cows

DSI Resident Faculty and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences and the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Kyle Davis performed the crop water-use estimates for the study that shows water scarcity driven by beef production in the Western United States.

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.