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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New $1.8M data-driven research project in housing awarded to UBC team

December 21, 2021 | A UBC research team led by Drs. Flynn and Gurstein, and involves DSI researchers will develop data-driven tools to examine Canada's housing crisis.

The promise and pitfalls of synthetic data

December 14, 2021 | Article on synthetic data featuring research led by DSI team led of Raymond Ng, Jean-Francois Rajotte, and Rob Bergen.

DSSG 2022 Application Opens

December 6, 2021 | We are now accepting applications to the 2022 UBC Data Science for Social Good Program.

Drs. Portales-Casamar and Carenini team up to build NLP tools for pediatric psychiatry

November 18, 2021 | The UBC DSI is funding a collaboration between Drs. Elodie Portales-Casamar and Giuseppe Carenini that will apply the latest transformer models for clinical support tools.

DSI research team to present paper at upcoming NeurIPS workshop

November 2, 2021 | A collaboration between BC Cancer and DSI researchers will present their work at the upcoming NeurIPS on generating 3D PET scans using GANs.

CIFAR symposium on synthetic data for health

October 13, 2021 | Join DSI Director on November 25 as he discusses a synthetic image data project co-led with Dr. Rajotte that features privacy-preserving federated learning.

Dr. Surya Dhulipala joins DSI

September 13, 2021 | Dr. Dhulipala is working on joining mobile 5G, traffic, and air quality data sets to predict air quality in Metro Vancouver.

Drs. Zimmerman and Giang secure funds to build better models for air quality monitoring and prediction

September 13, 2021 | DSI funds project that seeks to identify features for ideal sensor locations for air quality monitoring.