New building lays foundation for Data Science at UR

On the first day of classes, Aug. 31, construction workers will begin laying the foundation for Wegmans Hall, the planned 58,000-square foot building which will house the Goergen Institute for Data Science. The Institute itself will continue to expand this year, offering a Masters program in Data Science for the first time as well as planning another faculty search and a monthly colloquium series. It also plans to formally announce an industrial affiliates program in the next month or so. Henry Kautz, the Robin & Tim Wentworth Director of the Institute for Data Science and a professor of computer science, explained, “One of the new things we wanted to do with our data science degree programs, at both the Bachelors and Masters level, is to really incorporate some real-world, industry-based,…


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