A new data science initiative from Brown University will give students innovative educational opportunities around big data use.

The data science initiative also will catalyze new research programs to address some of the world’s most complex challenges.

The initiative builds on established strengths in mathematical and computational sciences and a long history of data-related research across its core academic departments.

“The Data Science Initiative will ... unearth new methods for using big data to solve big problems,” said Brown President Christina Paxson.

Despite recent advances, growth in the volume and complexity of data continues to outpace the development of new techniques needed...

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