EPSCoR grant provides seeds for UH Hilo Data Science program

University of Hawaiʻi at HiloContact: Posted: May 20, 2016 The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is among the beneficiaries of a $20 million Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant recently awarded to the UH System by the National Science Foundation. The bulk of the award will fund the ‘Ike Wai project, a five-year study that seeks to create a data driven, sustainable water future for the State of Hawai’i and its Pacific neighbors. UH Hilo’s share of $2.1 million will be used to launch a new Data Science program by funding recruitment of four new data science faculty members in mathematics, computer science, and the natural and social sciences. The new hires will work with existing faculty to develop a baccalaureate degree and several certificate programs focusing on data mining, modeling,…


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