The DSI is a Faculty-wide initiative designed to incubate and accelerate research, innovation and training in data-intensive science. The DSI works to enable the formation of interdisciplinary research teams to advance data science research and to apply new techniques to complex problems faced across domains, including health, science and arts. The DSI provides a collaboration hub to enable inter-faculty interactions on research problems involving large and complex data sets. It also enables organizations outside the university to access the diverse inter-faculty expertise at UBC related to complex data analysis and modelling.

To advance this agenda, the DSI:

  • Facilitates the formation of interdisciplinary research teams to advance data research and development.
  • Provides comprehensive training opportunities to data scientists at the post-doctoral level.
  • Serves as an entry-point for partners seeking access to UBC’s world-class expertise in managing, analyzing and leveraging data at scale.
  • Enables a network of researchers, units and organizations to develop collaborative tools and solutions for their data-rich applications.

A catalyst for data science innovation at UBC

Housed within the Faculty of Science, the DSI is uniquely positioned to catalyze data science innovation at UBC. It brings together expertise across the computational sciences—including machine learning, data mining, statistical inference, data visualization, data management—and domain specific researchers.


The DSI partners with various non-profit organizations and companies organizations to pursue research opportunities.



DSI’s International Scientific Advisory Board is selected by the Steering Committee and meets annually.


Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

Data Science Institute

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