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Columbia Data Science Institute: it’s gonna happen

July 30, 2012

So Bloomberg finally got around to announcing the Columbia Data Science Institute is really going to happen. The details as we know them now:

  1. It’ll be at the main campus, not Manhattanville.
  2. It’ll hire 75 faculty over the next decade (specifically, 30 new faculty by launch in August 2016 and 75 by 2030, so actually more than a decade but who’s counting?).
  3. It will contain a New Media Center, a Smart Cities Center, a Health Analytics Center, a Cybersecurity Center, and a Financial Analytics Center.
  4. The city is pitching in $15 million whereas Columbia is ponying up $80 million.
  5. Columbia Computer Science professor Kathy McKeown will be the Director and Civil Engineering professor Patricia Culligan will be the Institute’s Deputy Director.
  1. cgutierrez777
    September 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

    What is going to go on here? Mostly education, mostly research, or both?

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