New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a recent press conference detailed a new $15M partnership to tackle the increasing volume of big data to increase New York’s capacity for applied sciences and potential for economic growth. The agreement will create 440,00 square feet of new space dedicated to big data education and training, as well as the addition of 75 big data research specialists.
Dr. Kathleen McKeown and Dr. Patricia Culligan were selected to lead the new initiative. The big data initiative will focus on research and technology relating to the development of smart cities, new media health, health analytics, financial analytics, and cybersecurity.
“How to best exploit big data for society’s advantage is an issue for many companies and research fields, and our Institute will focus on data science research across disciplines and the development of programs for training future data scientists much needed in today’s world,” said McKeown.
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