U-M launches 0M big data initiative, will hire 35 new faculty

The University of Michigan is one of the biggest research institutions in the nation, and the Ann Arbor school just announced a new initiative that will pump an addition $100 million into its $1.3 billion research pool. Officials said in a news release that the school will invest $100 million over the next five years for a new Data Science Initiative, which will “enhance opportunities for student and faculty researchers across the university to tap into the enormous potential of big data.” The money will allow students and faculty, in fields ranging from medicine to transportation, to work collaboratively to gather, store, search and analyze big data. “Big data can provide dramatic insights into the nature of disease, climate change, social behavior, business and economics, engineering, and the basic biological…


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