Our world is creating massive amounts of data through cellphones, sensors, videos, automation, and simulation. These data have enormous potential to transform our lives and help in solving our greatest societal challenges. The Data Institute for Societal Challenges (DISC) will create innovative advances in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and real-world applications. We will develop and grow convergent research teams focused on solutions for local to global challenges implementing foundational data science and data-enabled research.
At DISC, we strive to facilitate and empower collaboration between research teams and partners. We encourage you to explore and get involved with one of our many innovative Communities of Practice. You can also add your name to our Membership Directory to lend your expertise to other researchers if needed and be included in exclusive member-only workshops and events.
Submitted Proposal Funding
150 Faculty | 103 Students | 15 Staff | 18 Postdocs
238 Faculty | 157 Students | 22 Staff | 14 Postdocs
Communities of Practice
Brain & Behavior
Environmental Systems Science
Machine Learning & Big Data in the Social Sciences
Business & Economics
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February 12, 2024
The University of Oklahoma has joined a newly formed U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium led by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. This consortium aims to bring together the largest group of AI developers, users, researchers and affected groups worldwide to promote the creation of safe and trustworthy artificial intelligence.
December 19, 2023
The University of Oklahoma is one of 18 U.S. academic institutions to receive the first-ever Accelerating Research Translation awards from the National Science Foundation. The $6 million award distributed over four years is intended to enable institutions to accelerate the pace and scale of translational research that will grow the nation’s economy.