UC San Diego creates $10M NSF Data Science institute


A National Science Foundation initiative has created a $10 million dollar Data Science institute led by computer and data scientists at University of California San Diego.

Called The Institute for Emerging CORE Methods in Data Science (EnCORE), the institute will be housed in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), in collaboration with The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI), and will tackle a set of important problems in theoretical foundations of Data Science, according to a statement by the university.

UC San Diego team members will work with researchers from three partnering institutions – University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin and University of California, Los Angeles – on four core aspects of data science: complexity of data, optimization, responsible computing, and education and engagement.

EnCORE will join three other NSF-funded institutes in the country dedicated to the exploration of data science through the NSF’s Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase II (TRIPODS) program.

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