UMass Amherst Data Science Leaders Shaping Northeast Big Data Hub Initiatives on Dec. 16

AMHERST, Mass. – Two University of Massachusetts Amherst computer scientists who are helping to shape the intellectual agenda of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Big Data Research and Development Initiative attended the first Northeast Big Data Hub workshop at Columbia University in New York City today. Professors Beverly Woolf, co-leader of the Northeast “Big Data in Education” focus area, and Andrew McCallum, director of UMass Amherst’s Center for Data Science and a member of the Northeast hub’s executive committee, were co-organizers of the event that attracted more than one hundred people from regional universities, industry, government and non-profits. In 2013, President Barack Obama named computer science education pioneer Woolf a Presidential Innovation Fellow, recognizing her leadership in designing software tutors that respond to a student’s mood and personal learning pace,…


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