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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Northwest Data Science Summit

April 18, 2019 | List of speakers and talks for Inaugural NW Data Science Summit to be held in Seattle on May 7-8 is now available. Register today!

Machine Learning for Precision Public Health

April 11, 2019 | Next machine learning workshop hosted by BCCDC on April 16, 2019.

DSI members awarded Canada-CIFAR AI Chairs

April 8, 2019 | Drs. Mark Schmidt and Leonid Sigal were appointed as chairs in the expanding Canada-CIFAR AI Chairs Program. They join DSI member Sara Mostafavi who was appointed previously.

Data Scientist Positions with Microsoft

Microsoft is seeking interns and full-time data scientists.

Viz@UBC Kickoff

January 30, 2019 | Viz@UBC kickoff featuring series of data visualization talks from Feb -- April 2019.

CAIDA & DSI Seminar on AI

AI talk by historian George Dyson on March 7, 2019.

Apply to the 2019 DSSG Program

December 11, 2018 | We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Data Science for Social Good summer research program.

Developing predictive analytics for tuberculosis

December 4, 2018 | Drs. Jennifer Gardy and Matías Salibián-Barrera were awarded postdoctoral matching funds for their project that seeks to implement a predictive analytics platform for TB service delivery in BC.