The iDSI is first and foremost a collective of people passionate about bringing Illinois’ tremendous research tradition and resources together with the power of Data Science. For now, we consist of a Steering Committee of representatives from across campus who have volunteered their time to ensure we have cross-domain input. As our efforts get underway in 2017 to hear about your interest in Data Science at iDSI summits, initially we’re relying on seed funding from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Colleges of Engineering and Business to support iDSI activities.