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Schools Share $38 Million Big Data Grant

BIG DATA—U.S.

November 13, 2013

The University of Washington, New York University and the University of California-Berkeley are sharing a $38 million grant to spread Big Data analysis skills to various professional fields, The Seattle Times reports. “Our goal is to figure out how to rapidly evolve universities to support and utilize data-intensive discovery,” said Ed Lazowska, eScience Institute founder and computer science professor at the University of Washington. “We have been doing this on a small scale, but now we’ll be able to work the problem at a large scale and as a collaboration among three teams that include some of the strongest faculty at some of the nation’s strongest universities.”
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