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Faculty Expertise

The interdisciplinary approach and the capability to work across the whole Data Science value chain are key elements in how the Institute differentiates itself from other Data Science initiatives and how it wants to position itself in this new and fast-moving field.

In addition to USI's existing core competencies across different disciplinary domains within the university, IDIDS has infrastructural support from the Swiss Supercomputing Centre, CSCS.  Conveniently located in Lugano, CSCS, part of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, ETHZ, is a valued and productive partner.

Examples of existing areas of expertise with USI that the IDIDS relies on include, but are not limited to:

  • Automated text analysis for argumentation mining and sentiment analysis
  • Computational and mathematical modeling of social, physical and biological processes\
  • Computational statistics
  • Consumer behavior
  • Data exploration and analysis (data mining)
  • Data retrieval
  • E-learning and new media
  • Ethical and legal issues in data ownership, acquisition and analysis
  • eTourism
  • Eye-tracking analysis
  • High performance simulation algorithms
  • High-performance scientific computing
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Impact of Climate Change Adaptation
  • Logistics and operations management
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Marketing communication
  • Migration
  • On-line communication
  • Predictive Bayesian inference incorporating prior knowledge
  • Social network analysis
  • Social science research methods
  • Webanalytics



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