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 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.

Job Opportunity: Machine Learning for Data-centric Manufacturing

August 12, 2020 | The PLAI Group is looking for a PDF to work on the Machine Learning for Data-centric Manufacturing project.

Northwest Data Science Seminar Series

July 15, 2020 | Join us for an exciting series of talks featuring early career investigators.

Visual analytics support for the HEiDi virtual physician COVID-19 deployment

June 22, 2020 | DSI announces funding for Drs. Munzner & Ho for their HEiDi telehealth project that is combating COVID-19.

CRN-DSI receives NSERC funds to develop data-centric manufacturing

June 1, 2020 | The Composites Research Network and Data Science Institute were awarded a two-year NSERC Alliance grant.