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David Uminsky joined the University of Chicago in September 2020 as a senior research associate and Executive Director of the Data Science Institute. He was previously an associate professor of Mathematics and Executive Director of the Data Institute at University of San Francisco (USF). His research interests are in machine learning, signal processing, pattern formation, and dynamical systems.  David is an associate editor of the Harvard Data Science Review.  He was selected in 2015 by the National Academy of Sciences as a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow. He is also the founding Director of the BS in Data Science at USF and served as Director of the MS in Data Science program from 2014-2019. During the summer of 2018, David served as the Director of Research for the Mathematical Science Research Institute Undergrad Program on the topic of Mathematical Data Science.

Before joining USF he was a combined NSF and UC President’s Fellow at UCLA, where he was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for outstanding postdoctoral research. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Boston University and a BS in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College.

Research

Focus Areas: Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Pattern Formation, Signal Processing

Research

AI & Machine Learning

Foundations and applications of computer algorithms making data-centric models, predictions, and decisions

Data & Databases

Systems and algorithms for managing and analyzing data at scale

News & Events

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UChicago London Colloquium Features Data Science, Quantum Research

Jul 01, 2022
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DSI Summer Lab Returns In-Person With 49 Students From Across the U.S.

Jun 14, 2022
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University of Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago Join Forces to Increase Diversity in Science Careers

Dec 14, 2021
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New College Data Science Major: From Foundations to Insight to Impact

Aug 29, 2021
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Largest-Ever DSI Summer Lab Adds 55 Students, New Social Impact Track

Jul 13, 2021
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First-Ever Data4All Workshop Nurtures Future Data Scientists From Chicago’s South Side

Jun 21, 2021
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Public Interest Technology Grant Funds and Expands CS/Harris Civic Data & Technology Clinic

Mar 26, 2021
Past Event

CDAC Rising Stars in Data Science Workshop

Jan 11, 2021
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David Uminsky Brings Data Science Education Experience to UChicago Initiatives

Oct 12, 2020
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