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Texas A&M Institute of Data Science

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science pursues new approaches to Data Science research, education, operations and partnership. These approaches cross college boundaries to connect elements of Data Science from engineering, technology, science and the humanities, and inform wider social challenges.

TAMIDS Welcomes New Associate Director-Krishna Narayanan

On behalf of Dr. Nick Duffield, Director for the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science and the entire TAMIDS team, we are excited to welcome Dr. Krishna Narayanan to the team! 

Spring 2022 Data Science Seminar Series: Kaibo Liu: Online Monitoring of Big Data Streams – Roadmap and Recent Advances

Kaibo Liu, a Ph.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, will present an online seminar on “Online Monitoring of Big Data Streams ⎯ Roadmap and Recent Advances” on Monday, April 25th, 2022, at 1:50pm.

Workshop: Data Science at the Intersection of AgrIculture with its Affiliated Disciplines

The advent of instrumentation that provides increasingly detailed data on the operations and constituents of the agriculture and food system has opened up new opportunities for Data Science to improve decision making for the systems and people that bring food from farm to fork, encompassing production, infrastructure, and consumers.  The workshop,. to be held on April 22, 2022, aims to promote data-driven collaboration amongst Texas A&M researchers working in agriculture and related fields of science and technology, including health and nutrition, business, economics, supply chain management, the environment, education, behavioral sciences, statistics, computer science, and engineering.

2022 Student Data Science Competition Final

The 2022 Data Science competition challenges participants to conduct a data-driven study that analyzes, describes and visualizes Texas A&M research in ways that illuminate the patterns, reach, and opportunities for research collaboration across disciplines and can help Texas A&M to communicate about the significance and impact of our research. Submissions by registered teams are due April 5 ad the final event will be held on April 19, 2022.

2022 TAMIDS Career Initiation Fellow Awards

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) has announced seven awardees under its Career Initiation Fellow Program. The program was designed to provide early career support to faculty working in any area involving Data Science and to encourage them to propose engagements with TAMIDS activities, programs, or broader mission, to be undertaken during the year of the award. Each Fellow received a $10,000 research bursary, and TAMIDS Director Dr. Nick Duffield will work with them to promote their activities within TAMIDS programs.

Update: Undergraduate Certificate in Data Analytics for the Petroleum Industry

Fall 2021 saw the entry of the first student cohort to the Undergraduate Certificate in Data Analytics for the Petroleum Industry (CERT-DAPI). A generous gift from ConocoPhillips of $1,000,000 over five years has supported the development and operations of the program, and signifies ConocoPhillips’ commitment to help meet the growing demand for data science programs in universities. The program draws undergraduate students from the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Geosciences and the Mays Business School, and is administered jointly by the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science.

Biomedical Data Science Online Training Sessions

TAMIDS is offering a series of monthly online training sessions in Biomedical Data Science featuring Texas A&M experts. The primary audience is graduate students in the biomedical sciences, but the series is open to all with interests in this area. The series runs until July 6, 2022. The series is supported by grant from the NIH-National Institute of General Medical Science to TAMIDS in association with with the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Graduate and Professional School.

Data Science Ambassador Scholarship Program

The TAMIDS Data Science Ambassador Scholarship Program solicits applications from Texas A&M PhD students who wish to serve as representatives for TAMIDS and champions for Data Science literacy in their departments. The competitive program will provide ambassadors with leadership, technical and training skills which they will practice through engagement in their home departments. Applications are due by the deadline of April 4, 2022.

2022 Data Science Course Development Program Awards

Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) has announced 6 faculty awards that will support the creation of new courses in Data Science. The TAMIDS Data Science Course Development Program is offered in association with the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence. Each award comprises $10,000 at the start of the project, with a further $5,000 payable upon completion of the project deliverables and submission of the course to the Texas A&M Curricular Approval Request System. The 2022 awards span the foundations, methods, and applications of Data Science.

TAMIDS Spring 2022 Seminar & Tutorial Series

TAMIDS announces its program for the Spring 2022 Data Science seminar and tutorial series, running from January 24th until April 25, 2022, starting Mondays at 1:50pm, online or in person in Blocker 302.

TAMIDS SciML Lab Researcher Ming Zhong Promoted

Ming Zhong has been promoted to Assistant Research Scientist, effective March 1, 2022. Dr. Zhong joined the TAMIDS Scientific Machine Learning Lab from Johns Hopkins University, Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics in July 2021. Dr. Zhong received his PhD in Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Scientific Computing (AMSC) from the University of Maryland in 2016.

TAMIDS Welcomes New Staff Members

On behalf of Dr. Nick Duffield, Director for the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science and the entire TAMIDS team, we are excited to announce three new additions to the team: Dr. Mohsen (Mo) Aghashahi, Research Engineer in Urban Hydroinformatics; Brandon Green, Assistant Director for Industry Engagement; and Diego Rodriguez, Assistant Director for Educational Programs.

Update: Online Workshop: Digital Twins

This informal online workshop was held on February 8, 2022, with the aim to help identify and bring together members of the academic community at Texas A&M who are interested in studying and building digital twins. Through the exchange of ideas and results, we hope to foster coherent research efforts that can lead to scientific and engineering advances and enhance competitiveness for external funding. The workshop was organized with support from the Department of Visualization, TAMIDS, ITEC, and HPRC.

Carlie Payne- TAMIDS Admin Associate

Carlie Payne joined the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) team on January, 10, 2021 as Administrative Associate II. In this position, Carlie will provide administrative support to TAMIDS leadership and staff, provide general office support and assist with event coordination and planning.

Data Science Coffee Connections

The Data Science Coffee Connections program aims to facilitate cross-departmental interaction among researchers and university personnel with an interest in Data Science. Through this program, TAMIDS provides a platform that each month randomly pairs participants, who can then arrange a 30-min meeting to exchange ideas. While we expect people connecting through Data Science Coffee Connections will be drawn by a shared interest in Data Science, it’s entirely up to you where you take the conversation.

Data Science Career Initiation Fellow Program

TAMIDS invites nominations of early career faculty for the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science Career Initiation Fellow program. Each Fellow will receive a one-time $10,000 award in the form of a bursary to be transferred to a research account of the Fellow recipient. While the funds are unrestricted in use, candidate Fellows must propose engagements with TAMIDS activities, programs or broader mission that are expected to be undertaken within one year following the award. TAMIDS plans to award six fellowships in 2022.

TAMIDS Graduate Travel Grants Program

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science Graduate Travel Grants Program supports graduate students to attend and talk at conferences in any domain of Data Science. Awards of up to $500 will be made under the program. All support travel must conform to current TAMU policies including those related to COVID-19.

TAMIDS Data Science Traineeship Program

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) has established its Data Science Traineeship Program to help faculty and researchers develop Data Science projects, draw on the skills and interests of our students to work with them, and provide Data Science consultancy and mentorship during the projects

Bring-Your-Own-Data (BYOD) Online Workshops

The Bring-Your-Own-Data (BYOD) workshops are one-on-one consultancy sessions with a TAMIDS Data Scientist who can help with formulating approaches to your Data Science research project, and assist with code development to take advantage of the latest data analytics methods and high-performance computing facilities. The workshops are available Wednesdays 2:00-3:30pm from August 25 until December 22, 2021

TAMIDS Workshop Grants Program

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) solicits proposals for one-day workshops in any area of Data Science. The aim of the TAMIDS Workshop Grants Program is to support community building, stimulate collaboration, and foster interdisciplinary growth in Data Science amongst researchers at Texas A&M.

TAMIDS Welcomes First Cohort of MS Data Science Students

This week, the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) welcomed its first cohort of students into the Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program. We look forward to having this exceptional group of students studying at Texas A&M University!

ConocoPhillips Gives Texas A&M $1 Million To Support Data Science Certificate Program

Texas A&M University has created an Undergraduate Certificate in Data Analytics for the Petroleum Industry (CERT-DAPI), supported by a $1 million gift from ConocoPhillips. The five-year gift is part of ConocoPhillips’ commitment to help meet the growing demand for data science coursework in universities. The program resulted from a collaboration between Texas A&M’s colleges of engineering, science, geosciences and Mays Business School. TAMIDS and the Department of Petroleum Engineering in the College of Engineering are managing the program.

TAMIDS & College of Architecture Receive Microsoft Grant on AI for Humanitarian Action

Funded by Microsoft, the grant will support high performance computing through $150,000 in Azure computing credits. The collaboration between the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) and the College of Architecture will use AI to leverage social media big data, such as text, images, and videos to enable rapid damage assessment for disasters.

TAMIDS Research Affiliates

TAMIDS Research Affiliates are Texas A&M’s Data Science experts, with over 200 members drawn from 32 Texas A&M Colleges, Agencies and other major organizational units. The TAMIDS Research Affiliates Program is open to all Texas A&M faculty (including tenure, professional, instructional and research tracks), other researchers (including research scientists and postdoctoral researchers), and operations and administration staff and professionals, whose role and interests include Data Science.

TAMIDS Collaboration and Proposal Support in Data Science

TAMIDS has developed “building blocks” for Data Science education, training, consultancy and project development that can support proposals for extramural funding.