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Environmental Monitoring

DSI Director Cathy Wu along with DSI Faculty Council member Xiao-Hai Yan serve as the science principal investigators on a project funded by NASA EPSCoR where researchers at the UD are developing a remote sensing big data center in Delaware for cutting-edge coastal and environmental change research. Interdisciplinary co-investigators include: DSI Faculty Council members Dan Leathers and Rodrigo Vargas, DSI Resident Faculty Pinki Mondal, DSI Affiliated Faculty Tracy DeLiberty and UD Faculty A.R. Siders.

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Illicit Mineral Trade

DSI Resident Faculty members Federica Bianco, Kyle Davis, Xi Peng and Affiliated Faculty members Saleem Ali and Dawn Fallik along with UD Faculty Julie Klinger are part of a interdisciplinary team of researchers at UD attempting, for the first time, to map and model the flow of global energy-critical minerals based on original research in several source, transit, and destination countries.

Indian Agriculture

Pinki Mondal, DSI Resident Faculty and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, says groundwater depletion could reduce winter cropped acreage significantly in years ahead.

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Rice is usually a monsoon crop in India, but this farmer sows a field of rice in winter. Photo courtesy of Pinki Mondal.

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

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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.