Daniel L. Silver, Ph.D.

Director, Acadia Institute for Data Analytics

Professor, Jodrey School of Computer Science


Danny is a Professor in and a former Director of the Jodrey School of Computer Science at Acadia University. His areas of research and development are machine learning, data mining, user modeling, and adaptive systems. He has published over 60 scientific papers, edited special journal editions, and has been part of the organizing or program committee for several national and international conferences, seminars and workshops.  Most recently he was awarded a Harrison McCain Foundation Award for research into advance machine learning methods. Since 1993, he has worked on machine learning and data mining projects in the private and public sector providing situation analysis and problem definition, project management, and guidance, and predictive analytic services.  In 2011, he received the Science Champion Award from the Nova Scotia Discovery Center for his work on youth robotics and the advancement of STEM education.

Keilani Tupper

Administrative/Technical Assistant, Acadia Institute for Data Analytics


Keilani is the Administrative/Technical Assistant at AIDA. Keilani graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce and a concentration in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations. After graduating, Keilani remained in Newfoundland working in the insurance/financial sector before relocating back to Nova Scotia in 2016.