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The UBC Data Science Institute is a Faculty of Science initiative designed to incubate and accelerate research, innovation and training in data-intensive science. Working across the university’s data science community and advanced computing teams, DSI equips researchers and external partners with the approaches, tools and expertise they need to fully leverage the potential of big data.

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EVENTS AND NEWS

DSI members’ paper accepted at NeurIPS, one of the top Computer Science conferences in Machine Learning

Sep 23, 2022 | Paper co-authored by DSI researchers Ali Seyfi, Drs. Raymond Ng, and Jean-Francois Rajotte was accepted to the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS).

NSERC Alliance grant awarded for developing tools for automated table extraction from documents

Sep 22, 2022 | New funding for research projects led by Dr. Raymond Ng, Scientific Director of the UBC Data Science Institute, was awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

CIFAR grants enabling UBC researchers to advance machine learning methods in health

July 20, 2022 | Researchers at the Data Science Institute are developing machine learning techniques to solve medical problems while preserving the privacy of patients.

DSI research team secures catalyst funding

June 1, 2022 | DSI researchers Drs. Raymond Ng, Mathias Lecuyer, and Jean-Francois Rajotte were awarded a catalyst grant from CIFAR, Mila & IVADO for a synthetic data research project in health.

Job Opportunities

April 25, 2022 | We are seeking data scientists and postdocs to join our NLP mental health research team.

Data Science Minor info session

April 25, 2022 | Join the Data Science Minor team on Friday, April 29th to learn about the program and get your questions answered. Click to register.

Automating machine learning of interatomic potentials for green technologies

April 20, 2022 | DSI awards postdoctoral funding to Drs. Ortner, Rottler and Sinclair to develop machine learning methods to accelerate deployment of green technologies.

DSI members awarded prestigious UBC Killam Research Prizes

March 29, 2022 | Data Science Institute members Drs. Raymond Ng and Mark Schmidt awarded UBC Killam Research Prizes.