The Data-Intensive Science Centre at the University of Sussex was established to address real social and economic problems. At the heart of DISCUS are the cross-disciplinary team, who apply data-science and machine learning expertise to fields such as particle physics, astronomy, and computer vision.

We support the UK’s public and private sector organisations as they seek to exploit their largest and most complex data sets, delivering beneficial outcomes for the general public, and gaining a competitive advantage on the international stage.



 DISCUS & AstroCast: Methods to Aid Pastoralist Communities in Kenya

One of the projects we are most proud of in DISCUS is the AstroCast project. Watch the video and look at our Case Studies page to find out more

The Sussex Data Science Meetup

DISCUS, with support from Silicon Brighton and Mojeek, host The Sussex Data Science Meet-Ups. We run meetups giving you a chance to hear about fascinating projects that involve some aspect of Data Science. We have had speakers from both industry and academia, on topics ranging from long covid, drought forecasting, sports betting and energy storage. 



Ways to get support from DISCUS

DISCUS is funded by:

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