Research Areas

Multiple research areas will be located within the School of Data Science at San Pedro I including the MATRIX AI Consortium for Human Well-Being, the Open Cloud Institute, and other labs that will enable research and teaching in bioinformatics, cyber-informed engineering, data engineering, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, smart transportation, and more.

Advanced Data Engineering Lab


The concentrated work of the Advanced Data Engineering Lab is on statistical learning for systems modeling, control, and optimization.  The research is strongly data-driven, engineering practices and management science combined with mathematical models and data-driven methods to lead significant changes in complex systems.


The vision for Matrix: AI Consortium for Human Well-Being is to strive for scientific excellence in Artificial Intelligence research and develop holistic solutions that promote human well-being.  The goal is to solve challenges with transdisciplinary teams that span academia, government, industry, and healthcare ecosystems to make tangible differences for human well-being. 


Open Cloud Institute


The Open Cloud Institute was created in 2015 as part of an initiative to develop degree programs in cloud computing and big data.  The focus is now on bringing the latest developments of cloud and edge computing to the university through sponsored seminars, workshops, internships and fellowships, and collaboration activities with other key institutes and centers across UTSA.


The SPriTELab's mission is for groundbreaking and impactful security and privacy research with the goal of improving humanity's trust and reliance in modern computing systems, applications, and technology.  SPriTELab is an acronym for Security, Privacy, Trust, and Ethics in Computing.

Exploring local pandemic effects with data science

UTSA researchers use data science to compare the pandemic's impact on two vastly different neighborhoods in San Antonio.