NSF creates four regional data science hubs

NSF creates four regional data science hubsBy Amanda Ziadeh Nov 03, 2015 The National Science Foundation is awarding more than $5 million through the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs program to support four regional data science innovation centers.  The centers will serve all 50 states and focus on facilitating big data analytics, access and usage. The hubs will help create multisector partnerships and collaborations between big data science researchers and more than 250 universities, cities, foundations and Fortune 500 corporations, according to the announcement. The goal, NSF officials said, is to create a “big data brain trust,” that will target regional challenges through big data partnerships and activities, idea and resource sharing and cost-saving coordination efforts. The hubs will serve as sites for transitioning research into practice as well as…


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