Education + Outreach

Education + Outreach

The Institute for Data Science and Computing will contribute to the future generations of data scientists by infusing Data Science into instructional programs. In collaboration with relevant academic units, members of the Institute will teach courses in Data Science, and the Institute will provide support and assistance in developing degree and certificate programs related to Data Science.

A core mission of the Institute is to spread interest in Data Science not only among specialists, but also among the public at large. The Institute will reach out to local and global communities for educational collaboration through activities such as conferences and symposia, hands-on workshops and training sessions for workforce development, and programs for middle and high-school students.

Mitsunori Ogihara, PhD Director, iDSC Education

Mitsunori Ogihara, PhD
Director, IDSC Workforce Development and Education
Director (Interim), IDSC AI and Machine Learning
Cooper Fellow, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Mitsunori Ogihara joined the University of Miami in 2007 as Professor in the Department of Computer Science and as Program Director of the Big Data Analytics & Data Mining Program for the Center for Computational Science (now IDSC). More recently, he served as Associate Dean for Digital Library Innovation in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Ogihara holds secondary appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering and the Department of Music Media and Industry in the Frost School of Music.

Dr. Ogihara obtained his PhD in Information Sciences from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1993. From 1994 to 2007, Dr. Ogihara was a Computer Science faculty member at the University of Rochester, where he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1998, and to Full Professor in 2002. He also served as Chair of the Department from 1999 to 2007.

His research interests are in data mining, information retrieval, network traffic data analysis, program behavior analysis, molecular computation, and music information retrieval. A prolific scholar, Dr. Ogihara has authored/co-authored three books The Complexity Theory CompanionMusic Data Mining, and Fundamentals of Java Programming, and the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers. Many papers by Dr. Ogihara are through interdisciplinary collaborations. His articles appear in journals and conferences that cover many fields, including psychology, implementation science, library science, chemistry, biology, and digital humanities. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for the Theory of Computing Systems Journal (Springer) and on the editorial board for the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science (World Scientific).