Data Science Institute
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.
Noted economist Raj Chetty draws on new data to highlight economic challenges exacerbated by COVID-19
Oct. 29, 2020—Economist shares COVID-19 economic data and prescription for successful recovery in compelling lecture hosted by the Data Science Institute, Department of Economics, the Public Policy Studies program and nonpartisan public policy research center The Sycamore Institute.
Oct. 19, 2020—The IDD-Reads Grant Awards competition is open to teams consisting of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigators/members and their trainees and Vanderbilt Data Science Institute faculty/trainees (including affiliated faculty), CHIPI or Department of Health Policy. The objective is to conduct pilot projects consistent with the mission of the VKC using innovative data science tools.
Oct. 13, 2020—Maizie Zhou, a new assistant professor of biomedical engineering, blends bioinformatics, computational genomics, neuroscience and machine-learning techniques to understand how the brain enables us to behave intelligently and how specific genomic mutations can alter that process.
Oct. 8, 2020—The Vanderbilt Software Carpentries two-week boot camp is scheduled for Nov. 2–5 and Nov. 9–12 from 3 to 5 p.m. each day.
Oct. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute, Department of Economics and Public Policy Studies Program, in partnership with the nonpartisan Sycamore Institute, are co-hosting a virtual discussion with celebrated economist and Harvard professor Raj Chetty on the economic impact of COVID-19. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will deliver opening remarks.
Oct. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt's M.S. in Data Science program will host a virtual information session on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Jeffrey Blume, director of graduate studies for the Data Science Institute and professor of biostatistics, will host a pair of sessions, one at 8 a.m. and the other at 6 p.m.
Sep. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator 2020 Cohort Phase 1 grant to create a standardized platform that will streamline the development, testing and dissemination of technology that can improve human health. The nine-month project, “Scalable, Traceable AI for Imaging Translation: Innovation to Implementation for Accelerated Impact (STRAIT I3),” looks specifically...
Sep. 9, 2020—Alumni Charleson and Charreau Bell are siblings, business partners, innovators and entrepreneurs, as well as emblematic of the culture of innovation at Vanderbilt's Wond’ry and Data Science Institute.