Kyle Cranmer, CDS Professor of Data Science and Professor of Physics at the NYU College of Arts & Science, recently co-authored “Reframing Jet Physics with New Computational Methods” which is available at arXiv.org. The project was presented last month at the 25th International Conference on Computing in High-Energy and Nuclear Physics (vCHEP) by Kyle’s co-author and colleague Sebastian Macaluso, a postdoctoral associate in the NYU Physics Department.

Modified image from tree visualization of a sample jet generated with Ginkgo that represents a W boson jet. Original image available on the Ginkgo Github page.

What is a jet? When a single quark or gluon (both are types of elementary particles) flies off solo, it radiates new particles subsequently becoming a cloud of particles, flying in the same…


Last year, CDS PhD student Artie (Yiqiu) Shen and colleagues including Assistant Professor and Emerging Scholar of Computer Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi Farah Shamont, CDS PhD students Nan Wu and Aakash Kaku, CDS alum Jungkyu Park (now a PhD student at NYU School of Medicine), and several others, began developing an AI system that could potentially help to predict the deterioration of emergency room COVID-19 patients. The project was under the supervision of CDS Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Data Science Carlos Fernandez-Granda and CDS affiliated professor Krzysztof J. Geras, who also is Assistant Professor in the Department of…


Last month the CDS Leadership Circle, our student representative group that plans events and activities for students, hosted the first ever CDS Academic Showcase on May 7. The event featured several research projects presented by CDS students. The showcase took place digitally via a tool called Topia.io, which provides a customized virtual world and included booths and live presentations that allowed attendees to enjoy live interactions with each presenter. Projects were voted on at the time of the event.

Let’s meet the two showcase winners.

CDS Academic Showcase winners: Johnny Ma, CDS MS student (left) and Daniyal Khalid Chawla, CDS undergraduate student (right)

In CDS undergraduate student Daniyal Khalid Chawla’s presentation, “Real-Time Data Visualization for SpaceSuit Design”, he…


This year has held quite a few firsts for CDS. As covered in a previous blog post, we graduated our first PhDs. However, that is not the only first we are celebrating this Spring. We also get to congratulate our first cohort of Data Science undergraduate majors and minors on receiving their degrees! We’re so proud to be giving these newly minted data scientists the tools they will use to create and innovate in the field.

But we aren’t saying goodbye to everyone in our first undergraduate cohort! David Shimshoni, Vanessa Xu, and Janice Zhou have all been accepted into…


Brenden Lake, CDS Assistant Professor of Data Science and Professor of Psychology in the NYU Department of Psychology, recently collaborated with Reuben Feinman, PhD student in the Human & Machine Learning Lab at NYU and a Google PhD Fellow in Computational Neuroscience, on “Learning Task-General Representations with Generative Neuro-Symbolic Modeling”.

The project was presented at ICLR 2021, the ninth International Conference on Learning Representations, by Reuben who is the primary author on the project, on May 5th. ICLR is a conference focused on the advancement of “representation learning”, primarily through an approach commonly referred to as “deep learning.”

Ultimately, the…


If someone handed you an art history book and asked you to show them the famous painting of a woman in a brack dress who is not quite smiling, you could probably identify Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the pictures within. Humans learn this ability to match images and objects to a written or oral description over many years. AI has proven capable of this as well but not quite as capable as humans. …


CDS Assistant Professor of Data Science and Mathematics, Carlos Fernandez-Granda, has developed the course Mathematical Tools for Data Science. Contributors who participated in the development of the course include CDS visiting assistant professor Brett Bernstein and CDS PhD students Aakash Kaku, Sheng Liu, and Sreyas Mohan. The course provides an introduction to tools from several areas of mathematics such as linear algebra, Fourier analysis, probability theory, and convex optimization, which are useful in data science. Topics include covariance matrices, principal component analysis, linear regression, regularization, sparse regression, frequency representations, the short-time Fourier transform, wavelets, Wiener filtering, and convolutional neural networks…


CDS PhD student Artie (Yiqiu) Shen, alongside Assistant Professor and Emerging Scholar of Computer Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi Farah Shamont and NYU School of Medicine student Jamie Oliver, has co-authored the “Artificial Intelligence System Reduces False-Positive Findings in the Interpretation of Breast Ultrasound Exams”. Additional co-authors include CDS PhD student Nan Wu and CDS affiliated professor Krzysztof J. Geras (who supervised the project), as well as several other NYU members.

Ultrasound image from ”Artificial Intelligence System Reduces False-Positive Findings in the Interpretation of Breast Ultrasound Exams”

In their work, the team presents an AI system that accomplishes radiologist-level accuracy in identifying breast cancer in ultrasound images. To develop this system the team organized the NYU…


Work by Sinclert Perez, Quynh M. Nguyen, and Kyle Cranmer.

This entry is a part of the NYU Center for Data Science blog’s recurring guest editorial series. Sinclert Perez is a CDS research software engineer. Quynh M. Nguyen recently graduated from NYU. He completed his PhD research in the Applied Math Laboratory at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Kyle Cranmer is a CDS professor of data science and professor of physics at the NYU College of Arts & Science.

Sinclert Perez (left), Quynh M. Nguyen (center), Kyle Cranmer (right)

Introduction

English speakers in the same local area tend to use the same word for a certain concept (i.e. “coke”…


We have arrived, once again, at graduation season here at NYU and this graduation season is incredibly special for us at CDS. We are celebrating our first two PhD graduates and our first graduates from our Data Science undergraduate major! It makes us so happy to see these programs deliver their first degrees to such amazing students.

It is a major achievement to complete the requirements for a degree of any level. This is why we want to not only congratulate our students for graduating but also persevering during an incredibly trying time. At CDS, we have always known our…

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