Educational institutions are increasingly on the case of making sense of growing piles of big data, and the latest data science effort involves UC Berkeley, the University of Washington and New York University joining forces under a program funded via $37.8 million in grants, NetworkWorld reports.

The effort, funded through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Sloan Foundation, was announced last week in Washington, D.C., at an event hosted by John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Obama administration last year announced plans for a $200 million Big...

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