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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Dr. Surya Dhulipala joins DSI

September 13, 2021 | Dr. Dhulipala is working on joining mobile 5G, traffic, and air quality data sets to predict air quality in Metro Vancouver.

Drs. Zimmerman and Giang secure funds to build better models for air quality monitoring and prediction

September 13, 2021 | DSI funds project that seeks to identify features for ideal sensor locations for air quality monitoring.

DSI Director elected as fellow to RSC

September 7, 2021 | Dr. Raymond Ng elected as a new fellow to the Royal Society of Canada.

DSSG 2021 Presentations

August 23, 2021 | Final presentations from the Data Science for Social Good program 2021 are available on YouTube.

New paper on federated generative modeling for medical images by DSI researchers

July 27, 2021 | DSI & Microsoft Research collaborate on FELICIA, a generative mechanism enabling collaborative learning.

Drs. Thrampoulidis and Schmidt partner to tackle machine-learning

June 17, 2021 | This DSI-funded project aspires to combine optimization and high-dimensional statistical learning theory to advance machine learning algorithms.

Research team examining environmental impact of mining funded by DSI

June 2, 2021 | A team of UBC and SFU researchers awarded DSI funds to develop advanced statistical models using large data sets to understand the environmental impact of mining in Canada.

Dr. Gülce Özturan joins DSI

June 1, 2021 | Meet Dr. Gülcenur Özturan, the newest DSI postdoctoral fellow.