Data science and artificial intelligence (AI) have transformed most domains of human inquiry and endeavor. Tufts has invested strategically in establishing the Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC) and the Tufts Institution for Artificial Intelligence (TIAI) to catalyze the growth of scholarship and education in these important domains. To focus the conversations and directions around these themes Tufts university is organizing a one day symposium on April 29 with an exciting range of speakers and panels. The  symposium will explore fundamental and applied topics central to both DISC and TIAI including
  • Mechanisms by which data sciences and AI can methods promote convergent research among the physical, life and social sciences and humanities to best address grand challenge problems.
  • Fundamental questions of reliability, robustness, verification and validation of Big Data, Machine Learning and AI-based models.
  • Issues of security, privacy, and bias need new methodologies and policies. How do we define needs and strategies for developing these?
  • Civic engagement and data science
  • Data Science and AI for Precision + X.  Data → Models → Policy

DISC will also be hosting a "Meet DISC/TIAI" event  and Poster Reception on April 28th at 5pm! (Free Food!!)

Tentative Agenda



DISC is happy to announce that we will be holding Monthly DISC Forums! These forums will be held the 2nd Monday at 4pm every month.


This months Forum will include presentations from two of our 2020-2021 Study Group Justin Hollander and Igor Sokolov.


Dr. Hollander will be discussing their project, “Emotional, Physiological, and Social Benefits of Public Art: An Investigation of the Mechanisms for How Art Impacts Community Across Rural and Urban Divides”


Dr. Sokolov will be discussing their project, Machine learning to analyze atomic force microscopy images of cells: towards personalized medicine”

We hope to see you there!

The Zoom information can be found below.

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A Conversation with the New York Times

A presentation and Q&A with members of the data and graphics team behind the New York Times Covid dashboard.

Click below to watch September 23rd's event. 



We are happy to share the news about a new program here at Tufts!



Data Driven Decision Making @ Tufts or as we like to call it, D3M@Tufts.

D3M@Tufts is currently looking to recruit Fellows for the next academic year! Click here for more information about the Fellowship


computing innovation fellow joins tufts

August 16, 2021

Postdoctoral scholar Nasim Sonboli will investigate data minimization and algorithmic fairness with Assistant Professor Bert Huang (CS and DISC Faculty). 

To read the article click here




On Tuesday June 1st, DISC Senior Data Scientist Anna Haensch will be the featured speaker for the Library of Congress -- Federal Research Division's Quantitative Brownbag series.  Haensch will be giving a presentation on the principles of good data visualization whilst highlighting some good and bad charts that have been circulated in the media over the last year.