Cornell Data Science is more than just a project team -- we also teach courses, lead educational initiatives, and invest in the exploration of new frontiers. For this reason, we have an executive board which manages our general operations and several subteams which lead our technical direction.
Our focus is on building a strong and diverse data science community for undergraduates. We work closely with university administration, professors, and companies to prepare students for the information age.
Intelligent Systems Subteam
We work at the intersection of machine learning research and practical engineering to create systems that can solve problems that humans cannot, whether that is due to scalability or accuracy concerns. Our work ranges from natural language processing to computer vision. Examples of current efforts include automatic question answering and scalable map generation for unmapped communities using object detection and IBM Research infrastructure.
Data Engineering Subteam
Our focus is on the exploration and application of data engineering. Our members have worked on projects ranging from the creation of CDS' own compute server cluster to the efficient storage of data. One of our more futuristic goals is to optimize the processing of astronomical data, so that we automate event detection and object classification across the galaxies.
Our goal is to provide insight into complex systems through a combination of data science and visual interfaces. We are a new subteam, born out of the necessity that high-dimensional machine learning creates a fog that needs to be lifted.