AIB agrees five-year DCU partnership to fund chair in data analytics

AIB is to fund Dublin City University’s first chair in data analytics as part of a five-year partnership to promote a sector that is predicted to generate 30,000 job opportunities out to 2020. The position will be based in DCU’s School of Computing with AIB also funding the employment of both a postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student. The size of the funding has not been disclosed but sources in academic circles have put the cost at about €1 million over the period. Big data is seen as a big growth area in the digital era. The Government’s expert group on future skills needs estimated that about 30,000 job openings in big data and analytics could become available over the next four years. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that by…


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