September 19, 2017

One Step Closer to Lifelike Robots

The development of a self-contained soft actuator three times stronger than natural muscle, without the need of externals, signals a breakthrough in soft robotics.
September 15, 2017

Data Science Institute Professor Develops Software for Automatic Machine Learning

Thanks to a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Andreas Mueller, a lecturer at Columbia's Data Science Institute, will be able to create software that makes machine learning even easier to use.
August 23, 2017

National Science Foundation Funds TRIPODS at the Data Science Institute

The National Science Foundation announced today that it will fund the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS), which will be based at Columbia's Data Science Institute.
August 15, 2017

DSI Professor Named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

David Blei, a Professor of Statistics and Computer Science in the Data Science Institute at Columbia University, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
August 9, 2017

‘Holistic’ Data Science Needed to Achieve Scientific Breakthroughs

For data science to be effectively used in different kinds of scientific research, data scientists must take a holistic view that fuses statistical and computational skills with human judgment, argues the Data Science Institute's David Blei.