UMass gets m for cybersecurity program

Comments Print NANCY PALMIERI/The Boston Globe/file UMass Amherst’s library as seen across the campus pond. University of Massachusetts Amherst’s computer science programs are about to enjoy a growth spurt, thanks to a $15 million grant from a foundation established by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., better known as MassMutual. The MassMutual Foundation will donate the money over 10 years, with $12 million going to the university’s Center for Data Science. The center, founded last year, studies methods for analyzing vast amounts of information about complex systems. Insights from data science can be applied to almost any area of knowledge, from retailing to medicine to national security. Another $3 million will go to the university’s Cybersecurity Institute, which will launch a new security training center in Springfield, where MassMutual is…

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