UMass Gets More Corporate Funding for Data Science

(aslysun/Shutterstock.com) Corporate backing continues to pour into efforts to build up data science and cyber security skills. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which last year launched its Center for Data Science, will receive another $15 million over the next decade from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.’s foundation. The insurer’s foundation said its goal is to help the university based in western Massachusetts become a global center for data science research and finding new ways to protect digital data. “The implementation of new technologies across all industries is occurring at an extremely rapid pace, driving demand for scientists skilled in analyzing data and protecting digital information,” Nick Fyntrilakis, president of the MassMutual Foundation, noted in a statement. The grant includes $12 million to support the Center for Data Science. The…


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