University explores interdisciplinary initiatives with proposed data center

Initiatives focusing on identifying and supporting cross-school programs are beginning to take shape as the semester progresses. Three such initiatives, which were laid out by University President Anthony Monaco in a Sept. 9 message to the university, include development on a proposed Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Research, progress on a data science major and the hiring of the university’s first Bridge Professor, Professor of Psychology Jan P. de Ruiter. Creating a Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Research The center is the broadest of the three initiatives, designed to involve every school and discipline of the university, according to Professor of Mathematics Bruce Boghosian, who chaired the working group that proposed the center. “The center should have a presence on all three campuses of the university, [and be] absolutely cross-disciplinary,” he said. The ultimate goal…

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