- New York University's new Center for Data Science begins accepting applications this month and will open in the fall.
- The school is going after new recruits for graduate programs as more and more companies requiring big data skills are setting up shop in NYC.
- “Data Science is becoming a necessary tool to answer some of the big scientific questions and technological challenges of our times,” said Gerard Ben Arous, director of NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, where the center will be housed.
From the article:
"... To train the next generation, New York University (NYU) has launched a data science and statistics initiative, which is intended to drive breakthrough research in other programs, including medicine and technology. The new website for the program cites research from McKinsey that projects the U.S. alone will need 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytic skills by 2018 as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts for “big data” jobs. ..."