Data Science Research Cluster


The Data Science Cluster provides leadership for the Data Science Research Initiative at the University of Memphis and the local community by creating a vibrant research environment and training future data scientists to build a Data Science community of practice that includes academia, government and industry in West Tennessee, the Mid-South and beyond.

The importance of Data Science in today's world cannot be overstated. Indeed, Data Science is a new, transformative paradigm in science and technology. With large volumes of data being generated every day from multiple sources (including business, biomedical , educational, science, engineering and personal data), the importance of systematic, rigorous and scientific approaches to understanding these large volumes of data and putting them to good use is now well recognized.

Areas of Research 

All disciplines and interests are welcome. Data Science is broadly construed and includes topics such as:

  • data analysis methods
  • data storage solutions
  • data warehousing
  • data engineering
  • databases
  • data privacy
  • data security
  • data visualization
  • data provenance
  • data quality
  • big data - machine learning
  • data mining
  • economics and business analytics
  • data science in education
  • machine learning in Economics and Finance
  • forecasting
  • simulation
  • healthcare
  • bioinformatics
  • data science in government
  • ethical aspects of data science