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Leading Data Science researchers and program representatives from the Faculty Council lead these four Working Groups to guide DSI operations.

To foster the development of multidisciplinary research collaborations and competitive grant submissions, including large team-based funding competitions and grants engaging government and industry partners

  • Identify targeted funding opportunities
  • Develop research seed grant mechanisms
  • Co-host research symposia in priority areas
  • Drive research initiatives and team science

Chair

John Jeka
College of Health Sciences (CHS)
Chair, Research Working Group
Professor and Chair, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
jjeka@udel.edu
http://jekalab.org

 

Members

Nii Attoh-Okine
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Shanshan Ding
Assistant Professor, Applied Economics and Statistics

Gregory Dobler
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration

Xiao Fang
Professor, Management Information Systems

Anshuman “AR” Razdan
Associate Vice President, Research Office

Rodrigo Vargas
Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences

Support research by facilitating training and development opportunities

  • Create training opportunities for interdisciplinary groups
  • Collect and leverage existing resources on and off campus
  • Identify and support development of sponsored training grants
  • Provide a structured environment for above

Chair

Louis Rossi
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chair, Training Working Group
Professor and Chair, Mathematical Sciences
rossi@udel.edu
http://www.mathsci.udel.edu/~rossi

 

Members

Richard Braun
Professor, Mathematics

Susan Conaty-Buck
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Gregory Dobler
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration

Karen Hoober
Assistant Director, Graduate Education & Outreach, Computer & Info Sciences (CBCB)

Identify, procure, and help manage data and compute infrastructure in support of data science


Chair

Rudolf Eigenmann
College of Engineering (COE)
Chair, Infrastructure Working Group
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
eigenman@udel.edu
http://www.ece.udel.edu/research/by-faculty.Rudolf.Eigenmann.html

 

Members

Chuming Chen
Associate Professor, Computer & Info Sciences

Julie Cowart
Software Engineer, Data Science Institute

Gregory Dobler
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration

John Huffman
Director, IT – Research Cyberinfrastructure

Monica McCormick
Library Associate Director, Library

Anita Schwartz
Scientific Appl Consultant IV, IT-Client Support & Services

Bill Totten
Enterprise Architect, IT-Network & Systems Services

Rodrigo Vargas
Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences

  • Establish Data Science Distinguished Lecture Series and co-sponsor lectures
  • Host and co-sponsor training workshops and networking events
  • Promote visibility and engagement via local/national media and social media
  • Engage industry & government partners
  • Host meetings, seminars, brownbag lunches to share research, incubate ideas and promote networking of faculty, students, partners

Co-Chair

John Gizis
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Co-Chair, Networking & External Relations Working Group
Professor, Physics and Astronomy
gizis@udel.edu
http://www.physics.udel.edu/~gizis/

Co-Chair

Henry May
College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)
Co-Chair, Networking & External Relations Working Group
Associate Professor, School of Education
Director, Center for Research in Education and Social Policy
hmay@udel.edu
http://www.cresp.udel.edu/

 

Members

Michael Blaustein
Business Specialist – Corporate Partnerships, Office of Economic Innovation & Partnerships

Rich Braun
Professor, Mathematical Sciences

Bintong Chen
Director, Lerner College of Business & Economics

Susan Conaty-Buck
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Gregory Dobler
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration

Shabool Henry
Senior Director, Corp & Found Relations, University Development

Tom Ilvento
Chairperson and Professor, Applied Economics & Statistics 

Dan Leathers
Professor, Geography

Anshuman “AR” Razdan
Associate Vice President, Research Office

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.