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 Post-Doctoral Exchange Program with the National University of Singapore

March 22, 2023 | The Data Science Institute at UBC is very pleased to announce that a new post-doctoral exchange program in data science has been established with the Institute of Data Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Recording of Talk by Ryan Hum from Canada Energy Regulator Now Available

March 16, 2023 | The recording of Ryan Hum's talk titled "Beyond Optimization and Operations: Data for People" from March 3, 2023 is now available.

AI predicts cancer patient survival by reading doctor’s notes

March 6, 2023 | Dr. John-Jose Nunez, a former student of the UBC Data Science Institute Scientific Director, Dr. Raymond Ng, develops an artificial intelligence (AI) model that predicts cancer patient survival more accurately and with more readily available data than previous tools.

Partnership with Provincial Health Services Authority Renewed

February 21, 2023 | The UBC DataScience Institute and BC Provincial Health Services Authority are pleased to announce the renewal of their partnership.

Join us for a talk on March 3 by Ryan Hum from Canada Energy Regulator

February 17, 2023 | Ryan Hum, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President of Data and Information, Canada Energy Regulator will be giving a talk titled "Beyond Optimization and Operations: Data for People".

Job Opportunity at DSI

December 12, 2022 | We are seeking Junior Data Scientists to join our research team.

DSSG 2023 Application Opens

December 6, 2022 | We are now accepting applications to the 2023 UBC Data Science for Social Good Program.

New publication by DSI members on iScience in collaboration with CIFAR and other researchers

Oct 28, 2022, | The Data Science Institute data scientists Drs. Jean-Francois Rajotte and Robert Bergen, along with the Scientific Director Dr. Raymond Ng have published a paper on iScience, in collaboration with researchers from McGill University, University of Ottawa and CIFAR.