ICDI is transforming possibility through emerging technology

Beyond our people, data is our most valuable resource for expanding human potential.

ICDI enables University of Arizona faculty, staff, and students across all disciplines to unlock new research solutions and accelerate breakthrough discoveries using the power of information technologies. We measure our success by impact. Trustworthy stewardship of information and data is central to all we do.

Our goals?

  • Assist researchers in achieving success and expanding the impact of their work
  • Create career opportunities for students
  • Help grow Arizona's economy
  • Expand the possibilities for a better world
Data Connects Us Magazine

University of Arizona Scientists are leveraging data and advanced computation to create powerful new models to predict changes in water systems across the U.S. and to study black holes in the farthest reaches of space. They are revisiting landmark health studies to reveal findings hidden within the existing data, while mining current data to improve outcomes in medicine, social justice and more.
Learn how the University of Arizona is harnessing the power of data and AI in the areas of innovation, health, education, environment, society, industry, and space.


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AI Access and Integrity Working Group

As part of the AI Working Group, ICDI is convening teams of faculty, staff, and students focused on different aspects of AI to facilitate discussions on access equity and academic integrity. 

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Use Planet Data

A campus-wide license with Planet Labs PBC gives faculty, staff, students and designated campus colleagues access to a near daily stream of Earth-observation satellite data. 

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What's In a QR Code?

Volumetric capture is an immersive technology records a person, space, or object in 3D. Use your smart phone to scan the QR codes and follow the phone's onscreen instructions. 

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Meet Our Executive Director

Arthur “Barney” Maccabe has a long history of cultivating the future of information technologies by supporting and celebrating the work of others. 

What ICDI Can Do For You

For Faculty/Staff

  • Access to data & computation experts​

  • Training & education​

  • Opportunities for collaboration

For Students

  • Research opportunities​

  • Training & education​

  • Career guidance & opportunities

For the Community

  • K-14 education & training​

  • ​Consulting, training, workforce development for small business/industry/government ​




Immerse Yourself: How VR Can Revolutionize Learning

At the Wonder House at SxSW 2023, Bryan Carter discusses volumetric capture and streaming and how it can affect learning and retention. With this technology, you are more a part of the scene than ever before, and you will remember it years into the future. Welcome to the digital engagement revolution.

Climate Data is Power to the People

When we harness the power of big climate data, we can all make better decisions for our cities, our countries and our homes. In this SxSW 2023 Wonder House talk, UArizona researchers talk about using oceangoing robots to predict our climate future and about using detailed maps of floods in near-real-time to help people in need right now.

Are Computers as Smart as You Think?

In the 2023 College of Science lecture series, "Myth Busting Science," Eduardo Blanco discusses the intelligence of computers, what they can accomplish, emerging artificial intelligence technologies like ChatGPT, and their limitations.

Humans, Data and Machines Lecture Series

The 2018 College of Science lecture series, "Humans, Data and Machines," examines the scientific, technological, legal and personal impact of revolutionary social change.