Online Learning Update

September 17, 2015

Universities turn focus to big data careers

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Laura Devaney, eCampus News

Big data, data science studies gaining popularity at institutions across the country. Over the next five years, the University of Michigan will invest $100 million in a new Data Science Initiative intended to help better connect students and faculty researchers to data science and the study of big data’s implications for society. Under the Data Science Inititive (DSI), the university plans to hire new faculty over the next four years, expand the university’s research computing capacity, offer new learning opportunities for students pursuing careers in data science, support data-related research initiatives and foster new methodological approaches to big data, and strengthen data management, storage, analytics, and training resources.
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