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2014 Data Fellow wins research award to turn theory into practice

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RALEIGH, NC – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has announced that it has selected North Carolina State University’s Dr. Blair D. Sullivan for a $1.5 million Moore Investigator Award – one of only 14 nationally – as part of its Data-Driven Discovery Initiative. Sullivan’s work focuses on transforming theoretical algorithms into practical tools that …

Big Data a Big Topic at RTP 180

Big Data proved to be a topic of great interest when RTP 180 convened for its August event. Held monthly at RTP headquarters in Durham, NC, RTP 180 brings in 4-6 speakers from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, NC State University, and companies in the RTP region to share the stage and speak briefly around a …

Short course series brings together professionals seeking to manage the data deluge

CHAPEL HILL, NC – It takes an important topic for researchers at top universities, government and the nonprofit sector, industry technical specialists, and managers from companies such as SAS and Cisco to gather together for an entire week. But that’s exactly what happened the week of June 23 – 27 at the first Data Matters, …

Data Matters summer short courses to focus on data issues in business and research

Business managers, data analytics specialists, academic researchers, data center administrators and anyone else who grapples with big data are the target audience for a weeklong workshop series on data issues sponsored by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), the Odum Institute for Social Science Research at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Renaissance Computing Institute …

Big data means big career opportunities, UNC students learn at NCDS career event

As a leader in the growing and evolving field of data science, the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) works to share knowledge and recruit a new generation of data researchers to innovate and solve challenges in organizing and managing data.

iRODS 4.0 release brings popular data management tool to wider audience

Chapel Hill, NC, April 2, 2014 – The iRODS Consortium today announced the release of iRODS 4.0, a sustainable and production-oriented version of the iRODS (integrated Rule-Oriented Data System) data management platform.

National Consortium for Data Science white paper points to challenges and solutions for genomics in the age of big data

CHAPEL HILL, NC — Leading researchers in data science and genomics are recommending strategies to help genomic scientists better manage, share, analyze and archive massive research and clinical data sets in an effort to ensure that the big data explosion results in better health outcomes and faster research discoveries. The recommendations are presented in the …

National Consortium for Data Science awards fellowships to researchers working to advance data science

CHAPEL HILL, NC, Nov. 19, 2013 – The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) has named five faculty members at North Carolina universities as its inaugural Data Science Faculty Fellows. The Faculty Fellows will each receive $30,000 to support research projects that address novel and innovative data science research issues. Their work will be expected …

The Human Genomics Landscape a Decade After the Human Genome Project

Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, talks about the impact of the Human Genome Project at the first NCDS-sponsored public event. Watch the full lecture at https://vimeo.com/65393300.

National consortium to lead North Carolina in big data innovation

Chapel Hill, NC – A new collaboration called the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) aims to make North Carolina a national hub for data-intensive business and data science research and education, a move that will help develop a national strategy to ensure U.S. leadership in the data-driven global economy.