Program Seeks to Nurture ‘Data Science Culture’ at Universities – NYTimes.com

37.8 Million towards creating a “data science culture” at universities. I found this to be a particularly compelling reason to invest in a culture shift:

“Universities are losing much of the top data science talent they produce to industry. We need them back at the universities, working on the world’s most important science problems — not trying to make people click on ads.”

via Program Seeks to Nurture ‘Data Science Culture’ at Universities – NYTimes.com.

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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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