Texas A&M TRIPODS Research Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science (FIDS)

Mission Statement

Data Science is rapidly evolving as an essential interdisciplinary field, where advances often result from a combination of ideas from several disciplines. New types of data have emerged and present tremendous complexities and challenges that require a novel way of interdisciplinary thinking. The Texas A&M Research Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science (FIDS) will bring together researchers from six disciplinary areas, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Industrial & Systems Engineering, and Operation Management to conduct research on the foundations of data science motivated by problems arising in bioinformatics, the energy arena, power systems, and transportation systems. This Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science will be well positioned to develop rigorous theories, novel methodologies, and efficient computational techniques to solve data challenges in many other application domains.

Announcements

Visiting Faculty Positions

Visiting Faculty Positions in Data Science and Related Areas

Postdoctoral Openings

FIDS Postdoctoral Fellows in Statistics

Postdoctoral Openings

Machine Learning with Graph Data

Recent News

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NSF Awards $1.5 Million TRIPODS Institute to Texas A&M to Bolster Data-Driven Discovery

A cross-disciplinary team of Texas A&M University researchers lead by statistician Bani Mallick has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million Transdisciplinary Research In Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a new institute, the Texas A&M Research Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science (FIDS).

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FIDS Investigator, Simon Foucart Recognized as TAMU 2019 Presidential Impact Fellow

This is a recognition of the scholarship, personal commitment, and global impact awardees are making as they rise to meet challenges of their filed and demonstrate impact.

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FIDS Member, Yu Ding Recognized by the Institute & System Engineers Technical Innovation Award

Dr. Yu Ding received the 2019 Technical Innovation Award from the Institute & System Engineers (IISE) for his outstanding work on data science for wind energy applications.

Solar Grant

FIDS Member, P.R. Kumar and Le Xie receive $4.4 Million Department of Energy Grant to Enhance Solar Technology

The team received $4.4M for their project "Secure Monitoring and Control of Solar PV Systems through Dynamic Watermarking."

Collaborative Institutes

“We used to be calorie poor and now the problem is obesity. We used to be data poor, now the problem is data obesity.”

Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google