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Recent and past news related to Data Science and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute.

Recent News

Passing of Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science Jeffrey L. Elman

It is with great and wrenching sadness that we announce the passing of Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science Jeffrey L. Elman, who died suddenly on Thursday, June 28.

ThisWeek@UC San Diego: New Majors to Help Students Tackle Big Issues

Undergraduates offered hands-on training in data science, business psychology, sustainable development, the ocean and atmosphere

San Diego Union-Tribune: Why deciphering data is essential to modern living

Everything we do today, from credit card use to a visit to a doctor’s office, makes and uses data. Digital data has emerged as central to our daily lives, business and culture. Understanding data, who can use these data and how data are used is essential to modern living.

Bill Nye Comes to Campus as ‘The Data Science Guy’

Bill Nye came to campus to honor Taner Halıcıoğlu, whose $75 million gift made possible the campus’ new Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute.

A Campus Hub for Data Science

Building on UC San Diego’s strengths of multidisciplinary collaboration and data science, the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute will allow researchers across campus to incorporate data science into their respective disciplines.

KPBS: UC San Diego Announces Data Science Institute

Co-Director Rajesh Gupta talks about the institute and the importance of data science in our society.

Past News

Past Featured News Items

Graduate Diversity Fellowships in Computational and Data Science

Do you know of students who are studying data science or computing applications, and who are either women or members of an underrepresented group? Please forward this information to them or to their academic advisors – it could be worth $15,000 per year.


UC San Diego’s WIFIRE Tool Predicting Wildfire’s Path

During recent wildfires, UC San Diego data scientists helped the public and first responders with a new online tool ...


Gene Editing Technique Helps Find Cancer’s Weak Spots

Scientists here have developed a method to search for synthetic-lethal gene combinations ...


This AI Learns Your Fashion Sense and Invents Your Next Outfit

UC San Diego researchers and Adobe have outlined a way for AI to not only learn a person’s style but create computer-generated images of items that match that style ...


The Microbial Anatomy of an Organ

Campus researchers have developed the first 3D spatial visualization tool for mapping “omics” data onto whole organs ...