Cutting Edge Research

Established in 2008, MUIDSI has led the way in cutting edge informatics research.

We host 60 core faculty members from 24 departments and 9 colleges/schools that support our unique interdisciplinary doctoral degree program with emphasis/concentration areas in bioinformatics, health informatics, and geoinformatics.

As of Fall 2023, we will have 55 doctoral students in the program, with various backgrounds in:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Geography
  • Medecine
  • Management
  • Public Health

Our faculty and students conduct active informatics research with extramural funding from the NIH, NSF, AHRQ, USDA, CMS, US Department of Education, and other industry sponsors.

MUIDSI has one of the 16 NIH BD2K institutional pre-doctoral training sites in the country.

Our graduates report a 100% placement rate, holding positions as ranked faculty and postdocs in academia, as well as researchers at National Laboratories and private sectors in business and industry. In addition to our PhD program, the Institute also hosts a Masters Degree in Data Science and Analytics and a Data Science Graduate Certificate.