Cornell launches Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society

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Cornell has launched a Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society, which is unifying programs across the university to enhance research in the fast-growing and increasingly important field of data science.

“[Data science is] transforming the global enterprise in a truly remarkable way because of its potential to provide a better understanding of our needs, desires and goals, and exploiting that understanding to improve the quality of living,” said David Shmoys, the Laibe/Acheson Professor of Business Management and Leadership Studies in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, and the center’s director. “This is really an age of opportunity.”

The center is initially focused on questions grounded in data generated by human activity, including computational social science, digital agriculture, urban infrastructure, and the interplay of economics and computer science; other focal points will include issues of privacy, security and fairness.

“It’s a particularly remarkable opportunity,” Shmoys said, “in terms of building on the core disciplinary strengths and the character and style of research that has been so successful here [at Cornell]."

To learn more, visit the Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society website.

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