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Fall 2023, Grants

Call for Proposals in Data Science

August 26, 2023

IDSC invites UM faculty to respond to our Call for Proposals for Expanding the Use of Collaborative Data Science at UM.  The opportunity is designed to increase the use of data science to foster breakthroughs in disciplinary pursuits making the research team more competitive for external funding.  Awards include $20K in discretionary funds plus 1M Service […]

Careers, Spring 2023

IDSC Job Openings: APPLY NOW!

January 18, 2023

IDSC has the following positions are currently available: Assistant/Associate Professor in Interactive Media The University of Miami School of Communication Department of Interactive Media invites applications for permanent, full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, or tenure-eligible faculty positions at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor levels. The candidate must possess or expect to receive a Ph.D. in Human-Computer […]

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 […]

Big Data, Spring 2022

Catch the Replay: Big Data 2021 Looked at Creative Destruction Trends

January 29, 2022

From improving services to managing risks and creating new revenue streams, advanced technologies are reshaping the South Florida landscape for businesses, governments, and academic institutions, while increasing the need for a data-literate workforce.

Education, Spring 2021

New Master of Science in Data Science Degree Generates Strong Enrollment

February 1, 2021

A new Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program offered by the University of Miami has generated strong enrollment from students seeking to incorporate data skills in their careers. “Demand for the University’s highly personalized MSDS program has already outpaced expectations,” said Mitsunori Ogihara, PhD, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Director of IDSC […]

Events, Spring 2021

Data Citizens: A Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Sheldon Brown

February 1, 2021

Data Citizens is a series of in-depth talks by experts in the field of data science on a wide variety of topics including data visualization, big data, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics.  Join us on March 11 as we welcome Sheldon Brown for a talk on AI. TALK TITLE: The Fiction Science of AI | […]

Fall 2020, Leadership

Taking a Collaborative Approach to Data Science

September 18, 2020

from the director Data science holds the key to tackling many of society’s greatest challenges from COVID-19 to smart cities, social justice, and the global environment. Leading-edge computational approaches can extract hidden knowledge and generate fresh insights from large and complex datasets in many different sectors. That’s why the University of Miami Institute for Data […]

Cover Story, Fall 2020

Yelena Yesha Joins UM as IDSC Innovation Officer

September 18, 2020

Yelena Yesha, PhD, an award-winning researcher and technology industry leader, has joined IDSC as Innovation Officer and Head of International Relations. She was also named a Knight Foundation Chair of Data Science and AI. “Dr. Yesha is an internationally recognized leader in many fields, including cybersecurity, big data analytics, medical research, electronic commerce, and climate […]

Fall 2020, Leadership

Jim Bottum to Lead Strategic Initiatives for IDSC

September 18, 2020

IDSC welcomes James R. “Jim” Bottum as Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, he will be responsible for building collaborative alliances and partnerships with academia, industry, and community organizations. “As I look at the national landscape of emerging data science initiatives, IDSC appears to have some unique qualities that I find very exciting. IDSC […]

Fall 2020, Leadership

Data Science for Everyone

September 18, 2020

from the deputy director Data science is rapidly becoming an essential discipline for students and adults. Understanding the construction of datasets, the use of analytic tools, and the assumptions that go into computational models are vital skills in science, business, and the humanities. In atmospheric and marine science, for example, data science tools are helping […]