By Becky Oskin
October 07, 2019
A new institute at UC Davis will advance the fundamentals of data science and prepare students to solve data analysis and machine learning problems in diverse fields.
Focusing on research and education, the UC Davis TETRAPODS Institute of Data Science (UCD4IDS) will serve as a hub for faculty, scholars, and students with interests and expertise in data science. The institute will promote interdisciplinary collaborations among 35 faculty members from four departments: computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, and statistics.
“At UC Davis, we already have a lot of collaborations in data science. We are putting all these activities together to make a cohesive program,” said Naoki Saito, professor in the Department of Mathematics, who will direct the data science institute.
Researchers with UCD4IDS will also closely collaborate with the recently announced IMPACT Data Science Center — led by Professor of Mathematics Thomas Strohmer — which will engage with business, industry, and government agencies.