Congratulations to our faculty for receiving the AGIF Grant
- Dr. Bamshad Mobasher received a DePaul Academic Innovation and Growth (AGIF) grant of $25,000 from 2020-2022 on the topic Using Machine Learning to Battle the Infodemic of Misinformation in the Age of COVID-19.
- Dr. Thiruvarangan Ramaraj received a DePaul Academic Innovation and Growth (AGIF) grant of $100,000 for three years on the Computational Biology and Applied Bioinformatics (CoBaAB) Lab.
- Dr. Alexander Rasin received a DePaul Academic Innovation and Growth (AGIF) grant of $23,179 for one year on the topic Interactive and Integrated Radiological Image Search (IRIS).
Congratulations to our graduate assistant, Hao Wu, for presenting at the HESJ Conference
The graduate assistant of CDS, Hao Wu, will present the Center’s project – Using Bayesian Improved Surname Geocoding Method to Impute the Missing Race/Ethnicity in the Chicago Department of Public Health COVID-19 – at the upcoming virtual Health Equity & Social Justice Conference on Friday, November 6th, 2020.
Congratulations to our faculty, Dr. Bamshad Mobasher, for receiving a DePaul Academic Initiative Pool Summer Research Grant
Dr. Bamshad Mobasher received a DePaul Academic Initiative Pool Summer Research grant of $5,000 from 2020-2021 on the topic Power of the Few: Analyzing the Impact of influential Users in Collaborative Recommender Systems.
Congratulations to our faculty, Dr. Jacob Furst, for receiving a NIH Grant
Dr. Jacob Furst and his collaborator Dr. Leonard Jason in the College of Science and Health (CSH) received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant of $2,857,865 over a five year span from 01/01/2020 – 11/30/2024 on the topic Maintenance and Incidence of ME/CFS following Mono. Their project studies clinical and biological predictors of ME/CFS (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome) following intramuscular treatment to determine the incidence of ME/CFS in a sample of young adults.
Bright Idea: Data science professors take a shine to luminous technology for online learning
John McDonald, an associate professor in CDM’s School of Computing (SoC), draws math equations in midair. They glow in the dark as he expounds on linear algebra in data analysis. It’s a video made using lightboard technology in a new production studio run by DePaul’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The Loop campus studio is a jointly funded collaboration between CDM and CTL, which helps faculty design online courses. Its pilot phase this fall comprises five data-science videos, including this one for McDonald’s Advanced Data Analysis course. Discover more information on In the Loop.
Congratulations to our faculty, Dr. Tanu Malik, for receiving an NSF CAREER Award
Dr. Tanu Malik was awarded the NSF Career Award “Advanced Containers for Reproducibility in Computational and Data Science”, June 1st, 2019 – May 31st, 2024 (Amount: $498,888.00). The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Congratulations to our student, Sierra Sellman, for winning first place in Energy’s 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge
MS Data Science student Sierra Sellman and her teammate Michelle Rodrigue, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, won first place in the US Department of Energy’s 2019 Geothermal Design Challenge. You can view their portfolio here.
DePaul Faculty attends the ACM ICPC World Finals 2019 in Porto, Portugal
Dr. Raicu attended the ACM ICPC World Finals 2019 in Porto, Portugal.
To read more about the event and the winning teams, please visit the ICPC.
Congratulations to our faculty, Dr. Tanu Malik, for being selected a Better Scientific Software Fellow
Dr. Tanu Malik was selected a Better Scientific Software Fellow, sponsored by Oakridge National Lab under the Exascale Computing Project for research activities relating to the notion of technical debt and using Sciunit to ameliorate it.
Congratulations to our faculty, Dr. Daniela Raicu and Dr. Enid Montague, for being awarded a NSF Grant
July 23, 2018
Data Science Summer Academy 2018
The Data Science Summer Academy is an intensive week-long program to introduce high school students to the fast-growing field of data science. Students explore ways to analyze data, and learn how to create innovative solutions using digital information to make a positive impact in our society. The program was held at DePaul University’s Loop campus on June 25th-29th, 2018. Participants engage in hands-on activities taught in a computer lab setting and are taught by full-time DePaul faculty members with real-world experience. Students use the latest computer applications to build visualizations, to analyze and extract information from data. Projects are drawn from real-life applications around topics that are of interests to the students. The Academy provides students with valuable educational experience and an advantage in today’s competitive world of college admission.
The DePaul Data Science Summer Academy was made possible by a grant from the KDD Impact Program of the SIGKDD. The KDD Impact Program aims to support projects that promote data science, increase its impact on society, and help the data science community. The DePaul proposal is one of the seven outstanding proposals that received funding. There were 75 submissions in total from 20 countries.
For more information, check here.
April 28, 2018
First Annual Joint Chicago ML – DePaul University Machine Learning Hackathon
The First Annual Joint Chicago ML – DePaul University Machine Learning Hackathon (https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-ML/events/249193241/) was hosted on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at CDM. The event was coordinated by the DePaul Analytics Student group jointly with the Chicago Machine Learning Meetup and the DePaul Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Center. Corporate sponsors included: Senior Lifestyle who provided challenge and datasets; and Brooksource who sponsored the food. About 80 people including DePaul students and members of the Chicago ML meet up attended the event, with 13 teams taking part in the hackathon. Alumni of the MS in Predictive Analytics degree served as mentors during the event, providing technical advice to each team.
April 19, 2018
DePaul Faculty attends the ACM ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing, China
Dr. Raicu attended the ACM ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing, China.
April 15, 2018
Students Win Campus 1871 Competition
MS in Predictive Analytics student Aramide Kehinde was part of the winning team at the annual Campus 1871 competition hosted by 1871. The team also included CDM PhD students Badar al Lawati and Redar Ismail and James Valles (MS CS). Their business model and pitch for their startup, Refugee, took first place over teams from several Chicagoland universities.
For more information, check here.
March 11, 2018
DePaul Faculty Receive Funding of Award from the SIGKDD Impact Program
The KDD Impact Program of the SIGKDD recently awarded a grant to DePaul faculty (Dr. Bamshad Mobasher, Dr. Lucia Dettori, Dr. Raffaella Settimi, and Dr. Daniela Raicu) for the Summer Academy in Data Science for High School Students Project. The KDD Impact Program aims to support projects that promote data science, increase its impact on society, and help the data science community. DePaul proposal is one of the seven outstanding proposals that received funding; there were 75 submissions in total from 20 countries.
For more information, check here.