Our Mission

The Data Science and Engineering Core (DSEC) in College of Medicine Research Information Technology creates secure high-performance computing resources, constructs analysis-ready datasets and provides data visualization and dashboarding services. DSEC is also available to consult on artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing.

Analytic computing environments

Enhance the performance, regulatory compliance, usability and reproducibility of research computing

Data visualization

Get dashboards, calculators and interfaces built around your data

Analytical services

Data wrangling, preparation, management, modeling, interactive reporting

Why consult the Data Science and Engineering Core (DSEC)?


Access to secondary data

DSEC provides data acquisition, licensing and contracting for a range of secondary data and oversees initiatives such as LifeScale.


Tailored tools and computing environments

DSEC advocates for researchers to provide access to virtual environments for machine learning. In addition to standing up open-source tools in those environments, DSEC builds custom visualization tools and dashboards for research projects.

Data Science and Engineering Core (DSEC) Services

Data Science and Engineering Core (DSEC) Services


Aeryn Amyot Smyth
Manager, Data Science Engineering Core

Venkat Gadepalli
Research Scientist