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 paper on federated generative modeling for medical images by DSI researchers

July 27, 2021 | DSI & Microsoft Research collaborate on FELICIA, a generative mechanism enabling collaborative learning.

Drs. Thrampoulidis and Schmidt partner to tackle machine-learning

June 17, 2021 | This DSI-funded project aspires to combine optimization and high-dimensional statistical learning theory to advance machine learning algorithms.

Research team examining environmental impact of mining funded by DSI

June 2, 2021 | A team of UBC and SFU researchers awarded DSI funds to develop advanced statistical models using large data sets to understand the environmental impact of mining in Canada.

Dr. Gülce Özturan joins DSI

June 1, 2021 | Meet Dr. Gülcenur Özturan, the newest DSI postdoctoral fellow.

DSSG 2021 kicks off!

May 17, 2021 | The 5th UBC Data Science for Social Good program starts today, and we welcome 9 students joining our summer research program.

Can genes be patented?

March 25, 2021 | Two US patents granted to UBC Computer Science researcher and DSI Director Dr. Raymond Ng for classifiers to identify biomarkers important in predicting heart transplant rejection and exacerbations in COPD patients.

Finding the needle

January 14, 2021 | How big data can diagnose disease and improve patients’ lives.

Become a UBC DSSG project partner

December 8, 2020 | Submit a data-rich project to participate in our summer 2021 DSSG program.