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NSF Scholarship for Service Fellowships in Security

nformatics Core Faculty Dr. Dan Lin received $3.6M from the National Science Foundation. This project is to promote cybersecurity research and education. The program offers scholarships which fully cover tuition and fees, provides $34,000 annual stipend and additional $9,000 funding for equipment, travel and professional development. In total, the program will train 16 students with a 3-year

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Dr. DeSouza Appointed to Associate Editor Position for IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Gui DeSouza, MUIDSI core faculty member and co-leader of the Data-Driven Ag Initiative, has been appointed as an associate editor to the new journal IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers plans to launch the journal next month. It’s a joint publication among several IEEE societies, with IEEE’s Computational Intelligence Society

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MUIDSI and MUIDSI Graduate Student Organization to Host Virtual Symposium August 20th-21st

Join us on August 20th-21st as we host our annual Data Science and Informatics Symposium online via Zoom. This year we welcome four keynote speakers, a keynote panel, six faculty research talks, four student presentations, a start-up panel, and a COVID-19 panel featuring the latest contributions from MU faculty and students. For a full schedule

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Three NSF RAPID grants led by MUIDSI Core Faculty to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic

MUIDSI core faculty are leading the following ongoing NSF RAPID projects for COVID-19: Dr. Steven Van Doren is the sole PI for “RAPID: Structure of Membrane-Bound Fusion Peptide of SARS-CoV-2 Required for Infection.”  Dr. Praveen Rao is the PI for “RAPID: Democratizing Genome Sequence Analysis for COVID-19 Using CloudLab” with Co-PIs Drs. Wesley Warren, Peter Tonellato, Eduardo

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MUIDSI Core Faculty Member, Dr. Laura Schopp, PIs Grant Helping Rural Areas

Dr. Laura Schopp, professor and chair of health psychology, received a $1.2 million grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration to help fight the opioid epidemic.  Read more…

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MUIDSI Core Faculty Member Blake Meyers Named Editor-in-Chief of “The Plant Cell”

Rockville, Maryland, October 21, 2019 – The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Blake C. Meyers to serve as editor-in-chief of The Plant Cell beginning January 1, 2020. Read More…  

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Graduate Research Assistantship in Biomedical Imaging Informatics (available Aug. 2019):

Many heart patients have not benefitted from MR scans due to technical limitations. A Ph.D. student is sought to further develop the new TRENDimaging software package to analyze complex and irregular heart motions. This will support wider application of ultrafast cardiac MR scans. The position is supported by a new grant from the American Heart

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Dr. J. Chris Pires led a multi-institutional team to study vegetable family tree for better food and published in Nature Communications

Dr. Chris Pires led a multi-institutional team to study vegetable family tree for better food and published in Nature Communications. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190708154106.htm

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TEACHING FACULTY POSITION OPEN – Join an award-winning, on-line, professional master’s program teaching Data Science and Analytics to working professionals from all around the US

The University of Missouri (MU) Informatics Institute is accepting applications for position of Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor of the Data Science and Analytics (DSA) program. We are looking for data scientists with rich industry experience to work in a vibrant environment to educate working professionals to enter the data science workforce. In today’s information-centric

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