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 Funded Research Projects

June 8, 2017 | Three newly funded DSI research projects in new platforms for genomics, machine learning for chemoinformatics, and NLP for chronic disease management.

Dr. Raymond Ng awarded Canada Research Chair

May 12, 2017 | Dr. Ng, our Scientific Director, was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Data Science and Analytics.

New DSI Newsletter (Spring 2017)

Second issue of the DSI newsletter "Bits & Bytes" now available.

PHIX-DSI Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

The DSI is partnering with the Pacific Health Innovation eXchange (PHIX) to offer one-year funding for postdocs conducting research at the intersection of medical and data sciences research.

Photos of DSI Launch Event

Photos of our launch event featuring Dr. Robert Gentleman on March 2, 2017.

The Cascadia Agreement: Using Data for Social Good

UBC President Ono's view on the new UBC & UW partnership

Cascadia Partnership on Data Science for Social Good

Feb 23, 2017 | The University of British Columbia and the University of Washington announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative to use data to help cities and communities address challenges from traffic to homelessness