Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization

Harnessing the potential of data science for world-changing social applications.

Research Projects

When Does Encouraging Diverse Initial Solutions Lead to Better Final Solutions?
Principal Investigator(s): Joel Chan
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, and Information Retrieval > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization
Designing high-performing engineering systems--for example, fuel-efficient aircraft, medical devices, new manufacturing and agricultural equipment--requires searching for high-quality solutions among many possible options.
Digital Curation Fellows Program – National Agricultural Library
Principal Investigator(s): Katrina Fenlon
Funder: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Research Areas: Computational Archival Science > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Library and Information Science
The Digital Curation Fellows program is a partnership with the National Agricultural Library (NAL) to provide students from across all iSchool programs with research and practical experience solving real-world digital curation challenges. Digital curation fellows have contributed to numerous initiatives during this program’s several-year history, such as developing digital preservation plans, researching user experience, evaluating metadata quality, assessing diversity and equity of representation in digital collections, building new digital archives, and creating data analytics dashboards.
Maryland Sports Data Analytics Camps for Youth
Principal Investigator(s): Tamara Clegg
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Advancing knowledge of informal learning experiences that build adolescents' motivation for participation in STEM courses and careers, with a specific focus on introducing middle school African American and Latinx youth to the world of sports data analytics through events and summer camps.

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The INFO College Celebrates Black History Month

Papers, events, and projects that highlight the Black community
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Frias-Martinez Joins UMD Effort Focused on Food and Nutrition Security

The multidisciplinary team received a $750K NSF grant to address the challenges of food security in Maryland.
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UMD Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Pretrial Detention in Criminal Cases Across MD

According to lead investigator, Dr. Zubin Jelveh, there is still a gap in understanding how decisions are made about who should be detained.