IBM partners with 9 schools to expand 'big data' education
- IBM announced Wednesday that it is partnering with nine schools worldwide—including Georgetown University, George Washington University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Northwestern University—to expand the study of "big data" and the number of students capable of processing it.
- Some of the institutions will unveil new curricula developed in collaboration with IBM, while other's are introducing new master's degrees or courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
- The company is also revealed 14 new professors would receive $10,000 grants as part of its Big Data and Analytics Faculty Awards.
From the article:
... "People really aren't prepared for the exponential volume of this data," said James C. Spohrer, director of global university programs for IBM. The company's partnerships with universities are designed to narrow "the tremendous skills gap for people to learn the tools and processes" for crunching big data in the near future, he said. ...
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