The Data Science Institute (DSI) aims to accelerate research in data science, serving as a
nucleating effort to catalyze interdisciplinary research collaborations across fields
impacting our society.
Serving as a hub for interdisciplinary research, collaboration and excellence, the DSI
brings together faculty and students from seven colleges across campus to work
effectively with big data and address problems and opportunities facing society—from
health sciences, physical sciences, environmental sciences, to behavioral and social
sciences and public policy. The Institute will further involve partnerships with industry
and other institutions in the region.
(Data Science Institute of the University of Delaware, 2020-02-12) Jayraman, Arthi; Bagozzi, Benjamin E.; Eigenmann, Rudolf; Totten, William; Wu, Cathy H.
The DARWIN Computing Symposium 2020—sponsored by the Data Science Institute of the University of Delaware—was held on February 12th, 2020. It represented the first event in a series of Symposia motivated by a National Science Foundation (NSF) MRI Award, also known as the Delaware Advanced Research Workforce and Innovation Network (DARWIN). As part of an NSF Major Research Instrumentation award (OAC-1919839), DARWIN has the goal of catalyzing "research and education at the University of Delaware (UD) and partners by acquiring a big data and high-performance computing system and making this instrument available to the community." This first DARWIN Computing Symposium introduced the machine—being ordered at the time— to the community, showcased computational and data-enabled research that will take advantage of the instrument, and provided opportunities for forming collaborations among future users at UD and regional partners. The Symposium included presentations detailing research involving UD faculty and members of DARWIN partner institutions that spanned the chemical and material sciences, engineering, the biological sciences, the environmental sciences, business, the social sciences, and education. Alongside this, an informational session on the DARWIN machine, a panel, and a student poster session provided an equally diverse range of additional viewpoints on computational- and data-intensive research, training, and education across the Delaware region and beyond. In addition to the NSF and Data Science Institute, the 2020 DARWIN Computing Symposium was sponsored by Atipa Technologies, DELL and CompassRed. Dr. Arthi Jayaraman, UD Professor and DARWIN Co-PI, served as chair of the 2020 DARWIN Computing Symposium.