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National Science Foundation invests $5M-plus in big data hubs

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National Science Foundation invests $5M-plus in big data hubs
  • Cio
  • 1 year ago
National Science Foundation invests $5M-plus in big data hubs

The National Science Foundation announced Monday that it is awarding a handful of universities more than $5 million to establish four regional hubs devoted to furthering the ability of organizations in fields ranging from agriculture to healthcare to make better use of big data.

The awards are the next step in advancing the National Big Data Research and Development Initiative that’s been in the works for a couple of years now.

The Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs are coordinated by data scientists at Columbia University (Northeast Hub), Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina (South Hub), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Midwest Hub) and the University of California, San Diego the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Washington (West Hub). More than 250 organizations nationwide, including from municipalities and big companies, will work with the schools to speed research discoveries into practice.

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