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Fall 2022

Meet a Data Scientist Lecture Series presents Joseph Avery 9/28

August 30, 2022

The Meet a Data Scientist series is a chance to get up close and personal with top-level data science professionals. Join us for a talk on AI Law with Professor Joseph Avery from the Miami Herbert Business School. Prof. Avery conducts research at the intersection of the behavioral, computer, and management sciences.

Fall 2022, Systems and Data Engineering

Collaborative Drone Project Facilitates Miami-Dade County Project to Map Human Activity

August 30, 2022

Christopher Mader laughs when thinking about his first test runs with drones. It was seven years ago and the data scientist at the University of Miami’s Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) was constantly frustrated by the finicky, crash-prone devices. “It was almost a coin toss whether it would come back in one piece,” […]

Fall 2022, Visualization

“Information Everywhere” Data Visualization Workshop 10/3-7 with Santiago Ortiz

August 30, 2022

IDSC is pleased to welcome the return of Santiago Ortiz. As featured in a past Data Citizens lecture, Santiago likes to use his background in mathematics and complexity sciences to push the boundaries in information visualization and data-based storytelling. Join us for this special week-long workshop series on Interactive Data Visualization.

Grants, Social and Behavioral Data Science

Researchers Collaborate with IDSC on Innovative Study on Autism Spectrum Disorder

August 30, 2022

How do young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) interact with their peers and teachers in a preschool classroom? Do they stand around in isolation on the playground or spend time with their friends? What strategies can teachers use to provide support for children with language or social developmental issues in an inclusive classroom?

Digital Health + Life Sciences Informatics, Fall 2022, Uncategorized

Data Science Conference: Health Tech 22 in Miami 10/10-12

August 30, 2022

IDSC Founding Director Nick Tsinoremas and IDSC Innovation Officer Yelena Yesha are featured speakers at DSC US Healthtech 22, an exclusive live conference dedicated to healthcare delivery using augmented analytics and AI. The Conference will be located on the waterfront at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, October 10-12, 2022. The event creates a unique network […]

Digital Health + Life Sciences Informatics, Fall 2022

MEET THE SCIENTIST Fast-Tracking Improvements in Digital Image Diagnostics

August 30, 2022

Like most other college freshmen, David Chapman wasn’t entirely sure what he wanted to major in when he started at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). But unlike his classmates, Chapman was 12 years old. The home-schooled prodigy had his pick of schools and majors, and his first inclination was to stick with what […]

Fall 2022, Guest Lecture

Special Guest Lecture: Paul Timmers on Strategic Autonomy and the EU 10/21

August 30, 2022

The University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing is pleased to present Dr. Prof. Paul Timmers, Research Associate at the University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute. Please join us via Zoom as Dr. Timmers sheds light on the EU Chips Act, which address semiconductor shortages and strengthens Europe’s technological leadership.

Fall 2022, IDSC Fellows

Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2022-2023 IDSC Fellows Program

August 30, 2022

The vision of the IDSC Fellows Program is to inspire a new generation of leaders in data science to cross the traditional boundaries between disciplines. IDSC joins with University faculty to mentor IDSC Fellows on how to best utilize University’s cutting-edge advanced computing resources in their proposed research projects.

Fall 2022, IDSC Fellows

Did you miss the 2021-2022 IDSC Fellows’ Research Presentations? Catch the Replay!

August 30, 2022

From endangered whales to Alzheimer’s disease, concrete durability, and the brain-computer interface, four University of Miami graduate students applied advanced data science and computing tools to their multidisciplinary research projects selected for the IDSC Fellows Program for the 2021-22 academic year.

Data Science, Fall 2022

How the Pandemic Revealed a Knowledge Gap in Data Science Education

August 30, 2022

Alberto Cairo, a University of Miami expert on data visualization, has been encouraged by the data visualization techniques used by news organizations, researchers, and government agencies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost overnight, they started cranking out graphics, tables, charts, and interactive databases that showed Americans the number of infections, the location of hot spots, positivity […]

Fall 2022, Internships

Looking to Hire UM Students? Attend the Data Science Internship Fair 11/15

August 30, 2022

The Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program is hosting a Data Science Internship Fair at the Lakeside Village Auditorium on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from 3:00-5:00 PM.  If you are interested in meeting students for potential internship or job opportunities, please email Dr. Maryann Tobin, Assistant Dean for Professional Education at to […]

Fall 2022, Visiting Fellows

Four New Distinguished Visiting Fellows Join IDSC

August 30, 2022

This fall 2022 semester we are proud to welcome four new Visiting Fellows: Rafael Alonso, A. J. Alvero, Hillary Leone, and Smriti Prathapan. The IDSC Visiting Fellows Program is designed for academic and industry professionals outside the University of Miami who want to contribute to their fields through collaborations with our data scientists. The program […]

Big Data, Fall 2022

Big Data Conference: POSTPONED until December 2023

August 30, 2022

The Big Data Conference has been postponed until next year. We hope to see you then.

Fall 2022, IDSC Membership

Become an IDSC Member!

August 30, 2022

The Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) catalyzes discovery through data by providing intellectual leadership and resources to support the development and deployment of pioneering computational methods. Membership is open to UM or outside faculty with an interest in interdisciplinary research.

Fall 2022, People

Help Us Welcome New Faces to UM IDSC!

August 30, 2022

IDSC is pleased to welcome four new team members.

Fall 2022, Smart Cities

Smart Cities MIAMI 2023 will tackle Climate Change and Resilience 3/30-31

August 30, 2022

Save the Dates March 30 and 31, 2023! The 6th annual Smart Cities MIAMI Conference will consider the impact of climate change and its related stressors on South Florida, and will focus on opportunities enabled by smart-city technology for enhancing resilience, from responsive infrastructure to big-data-driven modeling.

Fall 2022, Systems and Data Engineering

IDSC Systems and Data Engineering Services

August 30, 2022

The IDSC Systems and Data Engineering team are professional software engineers who actively seek collaborative partners for new and innovative software application and systems development projects. The team has developed applications and software systems to support work in clinical research, drug discovery, genomics, mapping, and urban planning, observational biology/ecology, and the digital humanities.

Advanced Computing, Fall 2022

IDSC Advanced Computing Gets Another Upgrade!

August 30, 2022

The IDSC Advanced Computing Services (ACS) team consults on storage solutions, hardware, installation, systems administration, storage maintenance, account maintenance, and end-user support. They can also provide design and implementation of high-performance solutions, scientific programming, parallel code profiling, and code optimization.

Creative Technologies, Extended Reality, Spring 2022

COVER STORY: UM Leaps Into The Metaverse

January 29, 2022

Léa Dorne still vividly remembers visiting a Syrian refugee camp and standing inside a family’s United Nations trailer in Jordan. But she wasn’t actually in the Middle East. Dorne observed the family’s reality through an Oculus Quest headset while watching a film shot in virtual reality (VR).

Advanced Computing, Spring 2022

IDSC Advanced Computing Welcomes Dr. Ravi Vadapalli

January 29, 2022

Ravi Vadapalli, PhD has been named Director of Advanced Computing at the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC), bringing nearly 19 years of experience in high-performance computing and applications in multiple disciplines to the role.

From the Director, Spring 2022

IDSC Helping to Advance Miami’s Role as a Tech Hub

January 29, 2022

from the director As we enter the New Year, the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) at the University of Miami is committed to advancing Miami’s role as a global technology hub. With its strategic location in the Americas and a deep and diverse multicultural talent pool, Miami is making great strides in attracting […]

Education, Spring 2022

“Data Science for the World” Inspires Future Data Scientists

January 29, 2022

The volume of data collected today is growing astronomically as our computers, phones, and smart devices track our every move, purchase, and desire. Yet, the number of people who can sift through this data to find useful information remains a meager percentage of the workforce.

Advanced Computing, Spring 2022

Access to a Range of IBM Software Enables, Empowers University

January 29, 2022

Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Miami now have access to a range of digital tools from computer giant IBM thanks to a growing partnership between the global computer corporation and the University’s Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC).

Data Science, Spring 2022

Meet a Data Scientist Lecture Series Presents Dr. Shri Narayanan 2/9

January 29, 2022

The Meet a Data Scientist series is a chance to get up close and personal with top-level data science professionals. Join us for a talk with Dr. Shrikanth “Shri” Narayanan, an interdisciplinary engineer-scientist with a focus on human-centered signal processing and machine intelligence with speech and spoken language processing at its core.

Spring 2022, Virtual Reality

VR/AR Association Miami Chapter Launch Event 2/17

January 29, 2022

The VR/AR Association (VRARA) in partnership with the University of Miami’s XR Initiative and Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) will host a Miami Chapter Launch event on February 17, 2022, 5:30-8:00 PM at the University of Miami Cosford Cinema (located on campus at 5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146), or you may […]

From the Deputy Director, Spring 2022

IDSC Grants Explore Data Ethics and Social Processes

January 29, 2022

from the deputy director Big data, sophisticated analytics, and deep learning tools help drive advances in the sciences, medicine, architecture, the arts and humanities, and many other academic disciplines and commercial sectors. Today, a growing number of researchers are drawing on these powerful resources of the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) to probe […]

Earth Systems, Spring 2022

Computing Resources Drive Ground-Breaking Rainfall Study

January 29, 2022

A new study has identified connections between oscillations in the Gulf Stream and long-term rainfall expectations in the Southeastern U.S.—a finding made possible by the supercomputing resources at the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC).