Data Science Institute
May. 5, 2021—Daniel Genkins, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of History, worked with the Data Science Institute to build a machine learning pipeline to process digitized ecclesiastical records that touch on the lives of people of African descent, both free and enslaved, in the early modern Atlantic.
Apr. 23, 2021—Holly McCammon, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of law and sociology, shares how a partnership with the Data Science Institute shaped her research on court cases that consider women and the law.
Apr. 12, 2021—How do television networks predict election outcomes? The virtual event “A Peek Inside the NBC Decision Desk: Election 2020” scheduled for Friday, April 16, at 2 p.m. CT will provide an overview.
Apr. 9, 2021—An interdisciplinary fellowship with the Data Science Institute has resulted in a promising machine-learning technology that can effectively track complex surgical activity, having the potential to improve patient outcomes, safety and documentation.
Vanderbilt Data Science Institute hosts AI for conservation expert Tanya Berger-Wolf in virtual event on March 19
Mar. 12, 2021—A virtual discussion, “Trustworthy AI for Wildlife Conservation: AI and Humans Combating Extinction Together,” will take place on March 19 at 2 p.m. CT. The discussion is hosted by the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute.
Feb. 27, 2021—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute and Vanderbilt Genetics Institute will co-host a regional Women in Data Science virtual conference on Monday, March 8. The event will broadcast WiDS Worldwide America events—including keynote speakers, Technical Vision Talks and a panel on paths to leadership—from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.
Feb. 22, 2021—Scenarios manifested by the COVID-19 pandemic gave policymakers, doctors, city planners, biomedical researchers and many others an unprecedented opportunity to put data science to work for the common good. A virtual discussion, “Combating a Pandemic in the Data Age,” will take place on Friday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. CT.
Feb. 9, 2021—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute is offering a series of online workshops to familiarize students, faculty and staff with data science tools. The workshops will be held on Wednesdays from February to April and are open to the entire Vanderbilt community.
Jan. 4, 2021—Through a partnership with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Vanderbilt astronomers use big data to see the cosmos as a stop-motion movie instead of a snapshot.
Vanderbilt microscopist receives Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant to expand access to imaging technologies
Dec. 2, 2020—Bryan Millis, research assistant professor of cell and developmental biology and biomedical engineering, has been awarded a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Imaging Scientists program. The proceeds will go toward building an immersive virtual education platform to expand instruction and accessibility of high-end microscopy techniques within and beyond the Vanderbilt research community.
Nov. 19, 2020—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Summer Research Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in 10 weeks of full-time data science-focused research in collaboration with any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member during the summer. The program will hold an information session for interested students on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. CT via Zoom.
Nov. 16, 2020—With a statistical network to model civil conflict, political scientist Cassy Dorff applies a data-based lens to understanding war and peace.