Data science is an ever-evolving field. It continues to change, as new innovations come to light, and data scientists continue to revolutionize the way we use, analyze, collect and store data.
So, what is the next big thing for data science?
The Data Sciences Institute (DSI) is launching a new Emergent Data Sciences Program competition designed to fund researchers and advance cross-disciplinary data science in areas where the University of Toronto is already a leader or has the capacity to become one. The DSI seeks to promote and expand the awareness and role of data science in all research activities across UofT. This call is intended to attract and develop new communities that want to enhance their activities using data science.
Emergent Data Sciences Programs are a DSI core activity that helps fulfil its mission of bringing people together for collaborative generation and application of new ideas that support emergent areas in the data sciences.
Emergent Data Sciences Program proposals should include a broad span of activities that lead to the development of innovative data science methodologies, deep connections with computation and applied disciplines, new training programs, collaboration, knowledge mobilization, and impact. Ideal program proposals should establish or elevate local cross-disciplinary activity that advances the data sciences by pursuing the next big-but-yet-unknown data-driven field or computational or analytic breakthrough.