Data Science

The hub of data science

at the U of Regina

More About Us

The Data Science Lab at the University of Regina is the hub for leading data science research and industry collaboration in the province and worldwide.

Mission Statement

Our mission in DATA SCIENCE LABORATORY at the University of Regina is to provide a dynamic learning environment for education, research, and innovation. As members of an academic laboratory, we strive for training, inspiring, and empowering scholars and professionals to put their Data Science research achievements into practice to address today’s human life challenges and improve the standards of lives. For a better impact, we aspire to collaborate with established researchers and institutions not only in the Data Science era but also in other fields of sciences that can be integrated with our mission’s scopes.

Core Values

Data Science Laboratory at the University of Regina operates by the following guiding principles and Values: Growth, Collaboration, Integrity, Diversity, Effective Communication, and Quality. We embrace sharing our achievements and errors in our weekly meetings and discuss what we have learned and what we would do to correct the mistakes. We encourage self-development and collaboration in a diverse and open communication climate. We aim at creating an agile environment in which learning and growing are highly supported for achieving high-quality results.



Research is the core of the activities in this lab. Please visit the research tab to find out more about the recent findings. Prospective graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to contact us to learn about open positions.


We help in development of data solutions from multi-platform mobile and web apps to cloud solutions and dashboards. If you need any help or you have any question, feel free contact us!


We provide professional data science training for your employees or students. Depending on your needs, we can provide daily, hourly, weekly, or after-hours training. Python, data science, machine learning, deep learning, etc. Online cloud-based labs enable remote attendance as well.


AI - The Future IS Here Conference Presentation

If you are interested in building predictive models using Data Science Lifecycle, I will be presenting a session in CIPS 2020 Professional Development Conference (AI – The Future Is Here) held by CIPS (Canada’s Association of I.T. Professionals). Registration is free for CIPS Saskatchewan members.

CIPS Hands-on Workshop on Building Predictive Analytics Models

CIPS Hands-on Workshop on Building Predictive Analytics Models using Data Science Lifecycle in Python with Alireza Manashty, Ph.D.

Data Visualization for Analytics

Please join us with a talk titled Data Visualization for Analytics by Dr. Enayat Rajabi this Friday March 12th, 2021 at 12 PM CST (2 PM AST/ 1 PM EST).

Data Science Lab is supported by

Faculty Members and Collaborators

Dr. Alireza Manashty image

Dr. Alireza Manashty

Director, Data Science Laboratory
Assistant Professor, University of Regina

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Dr. Stephen Lee

Assistant Professor
University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Enayat Rajabi image

Dr. Enayat Rajabi

Assistant Professor, Business Analytics
Cape Breton University

Research Assistants

Ghazal (Baran) Erfani image

Ghazal (Baran) Erfani

Research Assistant

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Yazdan Ranjbar

Research Assistant

Zakiyyah Noorally image

Zakiyyah Noorally

Research Assistant

Graduate Students

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Sandeep Tandra

M.Sc. Student in Computer Science

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Vignesh Shankar

M.Sc. Student in Computer Science

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Henrik Steenbock

M.Sc. Student in Computer Science

Saroj(Tsuyog) Basnet image

Saroj(Tsuyog) Basnet

M.Sc. Student in Computer Science

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Jay Joshi

M.Sc. Student in Computer Science

Alumni Students

Mahtab Farokhfari

Research Assistant & Coordinator

Vineel Gannu

M.Sc. Computer Science Student

Brandon Sasyniuk

Research Intern
Summer 2021

Dayne Blair

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Summer 2021

Muskan Lalit

Mitacs Globalink Intern
Summer 2021

Meet Oza

Mitacs Globalink Intern
Summer 2021

Rudra Patel

Mitacs Globalink Intern
Summer 2021

Zakiyyah Noorally

UGRA intern
Summer 2021


MITACS Globalink 2022 Positions

Summer 2021 - Lively

C++ Open Textbook

MITACS Globalink 2021 Positions - Deadline Sept 23 2020

Student Positions


Data Science Lab over time

  • 2020


    Collaboration with DEPtH Lab
    MITACS Accelerate Internships
    Kaggle Grant

  • 2019


    Lab Space Setup
    NVidia Grant

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We are here to help you solve your data science problems by providing state-of-the-art business solutions that fits your IT ecosystem. Still in doubt? Give us a try.

Contact Us

Send an email to [email protected]
text/call +1 (506) 898-2227