University of Michigan launches 0M data initiative

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – The University of Michigan has announced plans to invest $100 million over the next five years into its new Data Science Initiative. It will involve hiring 35 faculty members, supporting data-related research and providing opportunities to students pursuing careers in data science. The school also plans to expand its research computing capacity, as well as strengthen its data management, storage, analytics and training resources. The goal of the initiative is to enhance opportunities for student and faculty researchers to tap into the potential of big data from a wide spectrum of fields ranging from medicine to transportation. All academic units on the university’s Ann Arbor campus are supporting the initiative. An inaugural symposium will be held Oct. 6 to mark the launch of the Data…


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