UM launching 0 million Data Science Initiative

The University of Michigan plans to invest $100 million over the next five years in a new Data Science Initiative that will enhance opportunities for student and faculty researchers across the university to tap into the enormous potential of big data.Progress in a wide spectrum of fields ranging from medicine to transportation relies critically on the ability to gather, store, search and analyze “big data” — collections of information so vast and complex that they challenge traditional approaches to data processing and analysis. + more information “Big data can provide dramatic insights into the nature of disease, climate change, social behavior, business and economics, engineering, and the basic biological and physical sciences,” said President Mark Schlissel. “With our widely recognized strengths across all of these areas, and our longstanding culture…


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