Cal State Monterey Bay wins million grant for data science program

SANTA CRUZ >> Thanks to a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Cal State Monterey Bay will soon train its students in the hot new field of biomedical data science. The five-year grant will foster a partnership between CSUMB and UC Santa Cruz’s NIH-funded Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics to increase diversity in the biomedical data science field. Biomedical data science is the application of statistics and computer science to biomedical problems. It has hundreds of applications, from tracking disease outbreaks to providing personalized health advice. “The emphasis for the program is really on the students and on preparing them for careers in biomedical data science,” said Judith Canner, a CSUMB mathematics professor and the principle investigator on the grant. University statistics show that 56…


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