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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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.

Apply to the 2021 DSSG Program

December 8, 2020 | We are now accepting student applications for the 2021 UBC Data Science for Social Good summer research program.

New regional collaborations will accelerate innovation in data-intensive medical science

November 5, 2020 | Three research teams in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia receive pilot funding from Cascadia Data Alliance.

DSI team publishes paper on synthetic data generation using GANs

September 18, 2020 | Drs. Rajotte and Ng publishes paper "Private data sharing between decentralized users through the privGAN architecture".

Final Presentations for Data Science for Social Good

September 1, 2020 | Videos of final presentations for Data Science for Social Good program are online.

Job Opportunity: Electronic Health Records (EHR) Analytics

August 17, 2020 | We are hiring a team of junior data scientists and postdoctoral fellows to work on data analytics and mining with electronic health records.