WPI Receives US Dept. of Education Funding to Address Shortage in Big Data Computing …

Addressing a critical need for enhancing the nation’s capacity for computer science research and teaching, the U.S. Department of Education has granted Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $885,834 through its Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. The funding will provide six needs-based fellowships for computer science PhD students who will study big data computing. The GAANN program provides fellowships to assist U.S. citizens who are pursuing doctoral degrees in fields deemed to be “areas of national need,” such as the sciences, computing, and education. This GAANN grant focuses on big data analytics, large-scale data management, and visual data mining. The principal investigator for the grant is Elke Rundensteiner, professor of computer science and director of WPI’s Data Science program. “Computing has transformed all aspects of work and life,…


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