UM to launch 0-million big data project

The data science initiative will further data-intensive research into such things as driverless cars, medicine and climate change. The University of Michigan is launching a $100-million big data project.(Photo: Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press) The University of Michigan will invest $100 million into a new data-science initiative aimed at working with big data sets that can further research into such things as driverless cars, medicine and climate change, the school announced today. The money will pay for 35 new faculty members to be hired over the course of the next five years, support interdisciplinary data-related research and expand U-M’s research computing capacity, the school said. Research in big data centers on huge data sets that researchers analyze in an effort to find patterns that can help solve problems. How big? Researchers…


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