UT Austin Launches Institute to Harness the Data Revolution

November 06, 2019
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Advances in machine learning are announced every day, but efforts to fundamentally rethink the core algorithms of AI are rare. The University of Texas at Austin has received a three-year, $1.5 million National Science Foundation TRIPODS (Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science) award to establish a new institute on the foundations of data science. The institute will coordinate foundational research in AI and data science across several university departments, launch a large-scale workshop and signature seminar series, and provide seed funding for a number of graduate and post-doctoral fellowships in artificial intelligence and machine learning.