Rochester's Democrat and Chronicle featured a story on UR's big data initiatives highlighting research, the new building, and academic programs. Solomon Abiola, Henry Kautz, and Rob Clark were all featured and quoted.
IDS' Henry Kautz is among one of the principal investigators awarded with the NSF Research Traineeship awards. Each project addresses an interdisciplinary topic of national importance.
The Goergens support is the latest multimillion-dollar commitment to the Universitys Data Science Initiative, the centerpiece of Rochesters five-year strategic plan. In recognition of the Goergens commitment, the institute will be named the Goergen Institute for Data Science.
The University of Rochesters comprehensive fundraising campaign, has surpassed its initial $1.2 billion goal. The campaigns primary objective was achieved thanks in part to an $11 million commitment from Robert and Pamela Goergen to the Universitys Institute for Data Science.
Henry Kautz installed as the Robin and Tim Wentworth Director of the Institute for Data Science. The Wentworths, University of Rochester parents and supporters, have committed $3 million to endow the directorship.
Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Research and member of the Institute for Data Science's external advisory committee, was on campus on March 3, 2015 to discuss how data science can help solve previously intractable problems in clinical medicine, public health, transportation, disaster recovery, and many other areas.
Researchers at the University of Rochester showed last year how Twitter can be used to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. They have now used Twitter to model how other factors -- social status, exposure to pollution, interpersonal interaction and others -- influence health.
From Poets and Quants: How does Netflix recommend TV shows and movies for you? How does the Center for Disease Control predict the spread of infectious diseases? All of these questions can be answered by some (relatively) simple big data analysis. Business analytics and big data analysis courses are popping up at MBA programs at a frenzied pace.
All the data in the world means nothing without professionals trained to harness its power. Rochester offers a dozen degree programs in this growing field of data science.
The University of Rochester is advancing basic and applied research in data science. Interdisciplinary teams across computer science, medicine, and all the sciences are harnessing the power of Big Data to improve our health, create new industries, and expand fundamental knowledge.
The Rochester, N.Y. region and New York State are poised to be national leaders in analyzing and commercializing the limitless uses of data to improve the quality of life and fuel economic growth. New York State recently provided support to create a new Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE) at the University of Rochester. Complementing the Institute of Data Science, its goals are to leverage basic research, training, and technology development in this field and to drive regional economic development.