The University of Oregon is launching a new interdisciplinary initiative in data science and tapping one of its top researchers, biology Professor Bill Cresko, to lead its development… The cross-disciplinary effort will bring together existing faculty members and recruit new ones across schools and colleges to create new educational, training and research programs at the UO and will be integral to the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. Over the long term, it could also lead to new degree programs for students.
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The University of Oregon announced a new High Performance Computing Core Facility: http://around.uoregon.edu/content/new-high-performance-computing-facility-nears-completion
“The University of Oregon’s Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is an ambitious $1 billion initiative to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world. The Knight Campus will work to reshape the state’s public higher education landscape by training new generations of scientists, engaging in new interdisciplinary research, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.”