Artificial intelligence for the masses

Professor Rudolph Eigenmann, interim chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences and DSI DiCos Core Director, is part of a $20 million National Science Foundation-funded project to expand access to artificial intelligence.

Blue Hen Stars

The latest issue of the University of Delaware Magazine features an in-depth look at UD’s data science prowess. The Magazine profiles leaders like DSI Founding Director, Cathy Wu (a pioneer in using Big Data to uncover the secrets of living organisms) and many of the DSI Resident Faculty.

2021 UD Student Competition for Geospatial Data Visualization / Map Design is now OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Please see the event website for submission specifics, and the 2020 UDaily story on last year’s winners.
UD students at all levels are invited to participate. Prizes include cash awards, acknowledgement certificates, and multiple university-wide recognitions.
With the IceCube Laboratory in the distance, UD physicist Frank Schroeder shovels a trench for cables leading to a radio antenna he deployed at the South Pole in January 2020. Photos courtesy of Frank Schroeder, Alan Coleman and the IceCube Collaboration

Antarctic telescope provides students with findings for analysis

This summer, the data gathered by the massive neutrino observatory in Antarctica, known as IceCube, provided a group of 16 undergraduate and graduate students from UD and five other institutions with the opportunity to contribute to the research. The students used supercomputers to analyze the data as they developed their own research and computer skills. The program was supported through an NSF grant, with Dr. Frank Schroeder (DSI Affiliated Faculty) a co-PI.
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.

A ‘Hat Trick’ of Honors for Arthi Jayaraman

With a passion for polymer research and teaching, Arthi Jayaraman, DSI Faculty Council Member, often finds herself wearing a lot of hats. In the past year, three professional societies recognize her contributions to physics, chemistry, chemical engineering.
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DSI Symposium

Organized by DSI to bring together UD researchers and local partners interested in Data Science applications, theory, and pedagogy across domains.
Apply to attend or to present your research!

When: November 17th, 2021
Where: Hybrid in-person/virtual format
          UD STAR campus, The Tower at STAR Audion

Visit the event website for program, schedule, and application information

HPC+D Lunch

When: Tuesday, September 21st, 2021; 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Virtual via Zoom and in person at the Cyber Range, ECE, Evans Hall
More Information: The High Performance Computing and Data lunches are held quarterly. This is an opportunity to learn more about various new and ongoing items of interest in the High Performance Computing + Data field. For more information or to register, please email Lauren Hess at lmhess@udel.edu. At this time we are anticipating the event will be held in person, however, we will make a final decision as the event nears; either way, Zoom participation will be an option for attendance.

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

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.


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.