27 Apr '15, 5pm

Duke receives $9.75M for #BigData initiative: #Analytics #DataScience #HigherEd

Duke University has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges, President Richard H. Brodhead said Monday. Launched in 2013, the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) brings together diverse faculty and graduate and undergraduate students to make sense of "Big Data" -- information characterized by tremendous volume, variety and rapid change. The goal is to address a wide range of issues -- from the identification of counterfeit art to the early detection of disease. The iiD is the cornerstone of the Information, Society and Culture theme of Bass Connections , another Duke initiative that encourages student and faculty collaboration across traditional academic boundaries on issues of global importance. “The iiD has provided invaluable opportunitie...

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