David Uminsky

Associate Professor, Mathematics; Director MS in Data Science & Data Institute

Program Director • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6637 101 Howard, 524

Biography

David Uminsky is the director for the MS in Data Science program. His research interests are in applied mathematics. He is interested in unsupervised machine learning, data clustering, algebraic signal processing, as well as pattern formation, dynamical systems and fluids. David was selected in 2015 by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) as a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow. Each year, 100 researchers under the age of 45 are selected by the academy, and the 20% of the current NAS were previous Kavli Fellows. He is also the founding director of the Bachelor's program in Data Science at University of San Francisco. Before joining USF, he was a combined National Science Foundation and UC President's Fellow at UCLA, where he was awarded the Chancellor's Award for post-doctoral research. This award is given to approximately top 20 post-docs out of over a thousand who qualify for consideration. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from Boston University and a BS in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College.

Appointments
Director, MS in Data Science
Founding Director, B.Sc. Data Science, USF
Education
PhD, Mathematics, Boston University
BS, Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
Experience
NSF and UC President's Fellow, UCLA
Research
applying mathematics to unsupervised machine learning and data clustering methods; developing new provably convergent and highly accurate algorithms to perform unsupervised data clustering