Sucess in graduate school depends on more than the professor you will work with. It’s about your program, your fellow students, and faculty across campus. Here are some of the resources you can benefit from at URI:

The Big Data Initiative

Faculty from across Business to Nutrition to Oceanography to Computer Science have students working of projects with big data. Joint seminars are providing opportunities to see how the skills associated with big data are used in all different ways.


A number of faculty work in the area of bioinformatics. This means a lot of opportunities for collaboration and getting different perspectives on your research:

Life Sciences:

Computer Science:

  • Prabhani Kuruppumullage Don
  • Noah Daniels

EPSCoR partnerships

EPSCoR is an NSF funded collaboration among nine institutions in Rhode Island, including URI and Brown.

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