NUS sets up Institute of Data Science with Microsoft as launch partner

SINGAPORE (May 27): The National University of Singapore (NUS) is spending US$12 million over the next five years to set up the Institute of Data Science to help lift capabilities in this growing field.The centre, which counts Microsoft as its launch partner, will see 20 NUS faculty members across different specialities — maths, computer science, statistics, medicine, health, public policy and social sciences — working together. Even with this cross-disciplinary mix, IDS won’t be working in isolation. It is to be part of and co-located within the broader NUS Smart Nation Research Cluster, which also includes the National Cybersecurity Lab, the university’s operations research group and a number of other new research centres.   A couple of key focus areas have been identified. One is on developing technologies to identify,…


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