TAMIDS Associate Director Dr. Yu Ding Receives AFS Distinguished Achievement Award for Research

TAMIDS is delighted to report that Dr. Yu Ding, Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and TAMIDS Associate Director for Research Engagement, has received the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Research.

2020 Student Data Science Competition

Six teams of Texas A&M University students shared $6,000 in prizes during a data science competition hosted by the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science. The competition required students to analyze airline data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics to develop measures and models to forecast the expected performance of airlines.

Data Resource Development Program Awards

Dr. Nick Duffield, Director of the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS), is excited to announce the inaugural awardees of the TAMIDS Data Resource Development Program. The program supports work that will enable, promote and increase the usage of data resources and tools that can exploit them for research at Texas A&M.

Talks and Tutorials

Events 6/12/2020; Tutorial Workshop: Introduction to Deep Learning; Boris Hanin, Texas A&M, Presentation Slides, Video (TAMU NetID login required) 5/15/2020; Tutorial Workshop: Business Analytics: Strategic Issues and Solutions; Venkatesh Shankar, Texas A&M, Pre-workshop Materials (TAMU NetID login required), Presentation Slides, Video (TAMU NetID login required) 4/24/2020; Data Science Seminar; Pitfalls of Big Data; Vicki Bier, …


The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science maintains a list of resources available in the current public health crisis. These are also accessible through the website menu.

COVID-19 Info @ TAMU

Help and Information at TAMU Texas A&M Responds: COVID-19: https://today.tamu.edu/covid-19 Texas A&M Coronavirus Site: https://www.tamu.edu/coronavirus/ Texas A&M Emergency Management Advisory Group: https://temag.tamu.edu Texas A&M Conrad Blucher Institute COVID-19 Dashboard: https://www.conradblucherinstitute.org/covid19 Texas A&M Institute of Data Science: https://tamids.tamu.edu Data Resource Development Program: https://u.tamu.edu/tamids-prog-datadev Data Science Traineeship Program: https://u.tamu.edu/tamids-prog-trainee Research Development Services: jkimball@tamu.edu Help with: NSF RAPID, NSF …

COVID-19 Training and Events

Training and Events April 1st 2020 San Diego Supercomputing Center: 6:30-7:30 am (Central) An Introduction to the Virus Outbreak Data Network and related Developments with EURETOS  Zoom Meeting URL: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/129781628; One-tap Mobile: +16692192599,,129781628# US (San Jose) Stanford University Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence  7:00am (Central) Stanford HAI COVID-19 and AI: A Virtual Conference  https://hai.stanford.edu/events/covid-19-and-ai-virtual-conference/agenda April 3rd, 7th, 13th 2020, plus more …

COVID-19 Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding NSF Rapid Response Research https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20052/nsf20052.jsp NSF EAGER https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf09_1/gpg_2.jsp#IID2 NSF Request for SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposals Addressing COVID-19 https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20065/nsf20065.jsp https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20065/nsf20065.jsp American Heart Association Rapid Response Grant COVID-19 and Its Cardiovascular Impact https://professional.heart.org/professional/ResearchPrograms/UCM_505867_AHA-Rapid-Response-Grant-COVID-19-and-its-Cardiovascular-Impact.jsp TAMIDS Data Resource Development Program: Submissions responsive to the current COVID-19 health crisis are particularly encouraged (DUE APRIL 13) https://tamids.tamu.edu/2020/03/03/tamids-data-resource-development-program/ https://www.researchprofessionalnews.com/covid-19-funding-opportunities/ …

COVID-19 Data Sources

Data sources Data sets updated by researchers from Johns Hopkins University daily https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19/tree/master/csse_covid_19_data https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 An open database of COVID-19 cases with chest X-ray or CT images: https://github.com/ieee8023/covid-chestxray-dataset Texas A&M Libraries: https://tamu.libguides.com/c.php?g=997626&p=7220921 National Library of Medicine: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/index.html#Novel_Coronavirus OCLC.org: https://www.oclc.org/en/home.html?redirect=true Kaggle.com COVID-19 Dataset and AI Challenge: https://www.kaggle.com/covid19 Cochrane Special Collection on Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): https://www.cochranelibrary.com/collections/doi/SC000039/full Unacast Social Distancing …

Yu Ding named as Associate Director for Research Engagement at TAMIDS

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) has named Dr. Yu Ding, Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, as its Associate Director for Research Engagement. In this role, Ding will lead TAMIDS activities to support promote the growth and impact of interdisciplinary Data Science research at Texas A&M.