Taking the Pulse of Politics
Computers Learn the Fine Art of Translation
Each Image Tells a Thousand Words
Looking at Your Brain on Big Data
Early Warning System for Disease Outbreaks
Millions of Tweets Affect Box Office Sales
Offering Help for the Hopeless
Taming the Human Side of Big Data
The Muscle Behind the Big Data
Wegman Gift Benefits Data Science
Searches for tenure track faculty in data science and related disciplines.
Meaningful patterns and high-level concepts.
The computers, servers, people and facilities that make it happen.
Undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Data Science.
(April 1, 2014) University of Rochester President Joel Seligman announced two extraordinary gifts from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation (WFCF): a $10 million lead gift to the University’s Institute for Data Science and a $7 million gift to support the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Together with previous gifts to several programs across the University campuses, today’s announcement brings to $20 million the WFCF’s total contributions to the University’s comprehensive campaign. In recognition of this support for the Institute for Data Science, the Institute’s new landmark building will bear the Wegmans name.
The university has multiple openings for tenure-track faculty in data science and related areas. The follow searches are currently open:
Interdisciplinary Research in Data Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Brain & Cognitive Science
Faculty Openings in the School of Medicine & Dentistry
We often hear how it is transforming science, business, and our everyday lives. Yet for all of the excitement around this idea, stories about data science often overlook what is most important about the field—not just that we are swamped with data, but, rather, that scientists and engineers are creating powerful new techniques for collecting, managing, and analyzing huge data sets to analyze meaningful patterns and high-level concepts in data. The potential applications are astounding, ranging from the prevention of global epidemics, to accurate predictions about which products will “sell” and which ones won’t.
CIRC supports 550 users with individual and group training, and it hosts monthly symposiums where researchers can showcase their work, learn about emerging computing technologies, and participate in collaborative discussions.
Those users include faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, research staff, graduate students, and undergraduates from more than 35 River Campus and Medical Center departments and centers.
The university offers a new Interdepartmental Bachelors of Science degree in Data Science, which combines computer science, statistics, and a student’s choice of advanced course work in many different application areas. MS, MBA, and PhD programs are also available.