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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Visualizing Vancouver’s biodiversity

January 23, 2020 | UBC Science article featuring 2019 DSSG project with MetroVancouver on urban biodiversity.

Apply to the 2020 DSSG Program

January 9, 2020 | We are now accepting applications for the 2020 UBC Data Science for Social Good summer research program.

A deep learning approach to analyzing retinal imaging for medical diagnosis and prediction

January 6, 2020 | Drs. Oruc & Yilmaz were awarded DSI matching funds for their project using retinal images for diagnosis and prediction.

DSI Seminar: Dr. Brett Beaulieu-Jones

Dr. Beaulieu-Jones will be speaking on December 16 about "Overcoming Obstacles for Practical Machine Learning in Health".

Winter Deep Learning School (Vancouver)

Winter Deep Learning School is coming to Vancouver December 2-6, 2019.

Data Science for Social Good 2019

September 9, 2019 | Final presentations for DSSG 2019.

Dr. Hyeju Jang awarded CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship

August 6, 2019 | Dr. Jang was awarded a CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship that will fund her work applying NLP and ML to enhance population health monitoring and evaluation.

New Cascadia Data Discovery Initiative accelerates health innovation

July 12, 2019 | UBC DSI partners with other research centres across Cascadia to build automatic metadata generation and recommendation tools for data discovery.