Cathy Wu-Hui Fang

Mapping Data

Graduate student Abdul Qadir puts love of geography to use through data science. Qadir is a master’s student in data science program and a research assistant for Pinki Mondal, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, and DSI resident faculty.

Hagit Shatkay

Machine Learning in Financial Services

A recent UD conference “Machine Learning in Financial Services”, organized by Institute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA), connected industry and academia to consider the possibilities. Dr. Bintong Chen, a DSI Resident Faculty is Director of the IFSA and Faculty Director for the financial services analytics (FSAN) doctoral program.

Hagit Shatkay

CEMA Recognized by State

UD’s Center for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis (CEMA) proclaimed official repository for weather and climatological observations. DSI Faculty Council member, Dan Leathers, is CEMA’s Director.

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.

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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.

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Open Faculty Positions

UD invites applications for open-rank faculty positions in Data Sciences beginning in fall 2018.

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.