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
122 Faculty | 51 Students | 12 Staff | 10 Postdocs
209 Faculty | 104 Students | 16 Staff | 9 Postdocs
Communities of Practice
Brain & Behavior
Earth System Science
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March 02, 2023
In Nov. 2022, Angela Rosellini-Labombarde and Ebone Smith, graduate students in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, attended a United Nations climate conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Now, thanks to a graduate student seed grant from the Data Institute for Societal Challenges, they will share their experiences, advice and insights with OU students interested in the conference and the changing climate.