AsianScientist (Jun. 3, 2016) – The National University of Singapore (NUS) has launched the Institute of Data Science (IDS), a research hub that will be the focal point for all data science-related activities at NUS.
IDS aims to contribute to Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative by developing capabilities in data science, analytics and optimization, and cybersecurity. Its first industry partner will be Microsoft Singapore.
Established with an initial investment of S$12 million (~US$8.72 million) over five years, a core mission of the Institute is to educate the next generation of data scientists and provide them with a good grasp of knowledge in mathematics, statistics, computing and the application domains. It will provide 50 scholarships over five years to train PhD students in data science and data analytics.
Once up and running, IDS is expected to have about 100 researchers and staff working on a broad spectrum of data science research projects.
Source: National University of Singapore; Photo: Shutterstock.
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