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The Hottest Jobs In IT: Training Tomorrow's Data Scientists

June 26, 2014, Forbes

The McKinsey Global Institute, the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Co., has predicted that by 2018 the United States could face a shortage of between 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills, as well as a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts who know how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.


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University of Rochester previews new data visualization lab

June 23, 2014, UR Newscenter

The University of Rochester today provided an advanced look of its new data visualization lab, one of the centerpieces of its commitment to apply high performance computing and data science approaches to solve scientific problems. The lab creates the immersive visual experience necessary to allow researchers to understand and manipulate large and complex sets of scientific information.


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New report details economic reach of University

May 15, 2014, UR Newscenter

A new report by the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) shows that the University of Rochester is directly and indirectly responsible for supporting an estimated 50,300 jobs in the region. The report also finds that the new Institute for Data Science will create 460 jobs, and with 22,451 full-time-equivalent (FTE) employees, the University is the eighth largest private sector employer in New York State.


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Gifts benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital and Institute for Data Science

April 1, 2014, URMC Newsroom

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 Golisano Children’s Hospital.


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Computer Science Students Help Singers Learn Their Vowels

March 6, 2014, UR Newsroom

Voice students who want to perfect how they sing their vowels could get help from a new simple, free application developed by a group of University of Rochester students who developed it as part of their Human-Computer Interaction computer science class.


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UR Makes $100 Million Commitment to Data Science

October 18, 2013, UR Newsroom

University of Rochester President Joel Seligman announced this morning that the University is committing $50 million—in addition to more than $50 million it has spent in recent years—to greatly expand its work in the burgeoning field of data science. The commitment will include the creation of an Institute for Data Science, construction of a state-of-the-art building to house it, and as many as 20 new faculty members with expertise in the field.


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Tracking Twitter May Enhance Monitoring of Food Safety at Restaurants

August 8, 2013, UR Newsroom

A new system could tell you how likely it is for you to become ill if you visit a particular restaurant by 'listening' to the tweets from other restaurant patrons.


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Students, Fellows Mine Heart Data to Improve the Science of Cardiac Care

March 12, 2013, URMC Newsroom

A small group of students and research fellows from URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up Program flexed a lot of academic muscle at the American College of Cardiology’s 62nd Annual Scientific Session last weekend in San Francisco.


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Using Twitter to Predict the Influence of Lifestyle on Health

February 8, 2013, UR Newsroom

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.


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Bringing "All Hands on Deck" on Big Data

October 3, 2012, UR Newsroom

The Rochester Big Data Forum 2012, which was held at the University of Rochester Oct. 4-6, brought together leading experts in big data analytics and its applications across a range of fields to address how best to deal with these exciting challenges.


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What’s Big Data Got to Do with It?

September–October 2012, Rochester Review

In June — and in digital culture, that’s already a good while ago—the CEO of the social networking service Twitter, Dick Costolo, announced that users were posting 400 million tweets a day. And that was up 60 million tweets per day from the figure just three months before. It all adds up to a billion tweets every two and a half days.