Education

Data Science is an interdisciplinary endeavor, merging techniques from computer science, statistics, and math with domain-level concepts to increase discovery through data analytics and visualization. However, taking advantage of advanced computational resources and the "big data revolution" requires a set of specialized skills and core competencies.

To foster Data Science Literacy, the Institute partners with the Data Science Research & Training (DSRT) Steering Committee, and many campus trainers in support of teaching the computational and data science necessary for today's research needs.  The Data Science Institute is also connected with the UA Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) effort, focused on the theoretical foundations of Data Science.

The Data Science Institute provides advising and collaboration on curriculum development and coordination of just-in-time training to support curricular and research activities.

Data Science Institute Trainers and Educators

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Greg Chism headshot

Greg Chism

Computation and Data Science Educator
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Carlos Lizarraga

Carlos Lizarraga

Computation and Data Science Educator
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Heidi Steiner

Heidi Steiner

Computation and Data Science Educator

Data Science Training Community

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Greg Chism headshot

Greg Chism

Computation and Data Science Educator

Michele Cosi

Science Analyst, CyVerse

Michael Culshaw-Maurer

Postdoctoral Researcher, CyVerse

Jessica Guo

Data Scientist III, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

David Lebauer

Director, Data Sciences, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
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Carlos Lizarraga

Carlos Lizarraga

Computation and Data Science Educator

Jeff Oliver

Data Science Specialist, Research Cooperative, University Libraries

Dianne Patterson

Staff Scientist, Neuroimaging

Chris Reidy

Research Facilitation Manager, Research Computing, UITS

Kristina Riemer

Scientific Programmer, Simulation Analysis, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Fernando Rios

Research Data Management Specialist, Research Engagement, University Libraries
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Heidi Steiner

Heidi Steiner

Computation and Data Science Educator

Tyson Swetnam

Co-PI and Science Lead, CyVerse Research Assistant Professor of Geoinformatics, Bio5, University of Arizona