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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DSI researcher uses AI drug discovery platform to combat COVID-19

March 26, 2020 | DSI-affiliated faculty member Dr. Artem Cherkasov and his team have identified 100 top drug candidates to potential treat COVID-19.

DSSG project presentation at AMIA 2020 Informatics Summit

March 24, 2020 | William Lu, presented his DSSG project at the AMIA 2020 Informatics Summit.

DSI researchers receive CIHR funding for COVID-19 project

March 19, 2020 | Drs. Carenini, Ng and others receive funding to develop natural language processing tools to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Personalized risk assessment in pediatric kidney transplantation using metabolomics data

Feb 25, 2020 | DSI funds project to apply machine learning to predict long-term outcomes in pediatric kidney transplantation.

Universities are diving deep into data science

Feb 18, 2020 | Nearly everything we do now generates reams of data, and universities are helping Canadians to make productive use of it (via University Affairs).

DSI joins new initiative to help cancer data cross borders

January 29, 2020 | Pacific NW cancer centers, Microsoft aim to accelerate research by helping data flow.

Visualizing Vancouver’s biodiversity

January 23, 2020 | UBC Science article featuring 2019 DSSG project with MetroVancouver on urban biodiversity.

Apply to the 2020 DSSG Program

January 9, 2020 | We are now accepting applications for the 2020 UBC Data Science for Social Good summer research program.