NUS sets up Institute of Data Science

Microsoft will be the institute’s first industry partner, and will contribute technology and expertise to facilitate data science research. By Holly Matthews Posted 27 May 2016 16:11 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella meeting Ruth, an innovative social robot designed by student developers from Nanyang Polytechnic to assist the elderly as a personal assistant. SINGAPORE: The new Institute of Data Science (IDS), which aims to contribute to Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative through research, was launched by the National University of Singapore (NUS) on Friday (May 27). The institute was established with an initial investment of S$12 million, and is expected to have about 100 researchers and staff working on data science research projects in the future. It will also provide 50 scholarships over five years to train PhD students in data science…


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