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.

Beyond the Speed of Sound

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 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. Photos by Evan Krape and courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy

Harnessing the power of the world’s fastest computer

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.

Photo by Evan Krape

Computational Foundations

Guangmo (Amo) Tong, Assistant Professor in the CIS department and DSI affiliated faculty member, receives NSF CAREER award for computer science research.

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

A Pioneer in Polymer Physics

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.”

2022 Winner Map by Chenesia Brown – US Metropolitan Housing

Map Competition Winners Announced

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.

Computational Resources Available for New Faculty

UD can help new faculty with computational methods or high-performance computing needs, including though DSI’s Data-intensive and Computational Science (DiCoS) Center and Core Facility.

A new paper from University of Delaware researchers Kevin Ong’are Oluoch (right), a doctoral student in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, and assistant professor Kyle Davis (left) used statistical approaches to examine rain-fed corn in Kenya, a country with widespread corn cultivation and consumption and where the crop is central to individual livelihoods and national food security. Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson

Improving Kenya’s crop yield

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.

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

A ‘Momentous Day’ for University of Delaware Research

 

Launch of Data Science Institute adds major collaborative muscle

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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.