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Distinguished Institute Professor, Dr. Cathie Woteki, has been appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). PCAST advises the President and White House on policy recommendations regarding science, technology, and innovation.

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Data Science

This article discusses the necessity for data acumen and data science ethics and describes the fundamentals necessary to apply these skills to real-world problems.

Biocomplexity Institute News

What do hip-hop and hurricane evacuations have to do with network science? High school students learned the answers to that and more in an inaugural series of network science lectures, given by University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute researchers Chris Kuhlman, Dustin Machi and S.S. Ravi at the annual Achievable Dream Summer Program.


When the coronavirus reached Virginia, public health officials worried there would be so many patients, they would need to start building field hospitals right away. But a team of University of Virginia scientists, part of the Biocomplexity Institute, told the state to wait. The governor’s stay-at-home order, quarantines and social distancing that began in March 2020 could slow the disease’s spread.

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In this article from The Niche, Abhijin Adiga, a research assistant professor at UVA's Biocomplexity Institute, discusses tracking crop threats like the Tuta absoluta pest.

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Biocomplexity Institute News

Fox is considered a pioneer in the fields now known as computational and data science, and he has brought his considerable influence and expertise to the University of Virginia, where he joined the faculty of the Biocomplexity Institute and the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Computer Science in July.