Initiative In Data Science And Statistics: A Collaborative Effort With Two Distinct Components

The Initiative in Data Science and Statistics, recently launched by New York University and spearheaded by Gérard Ben Arous, Director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, actually had its origins last year within a working group of leaders throughout the university. The group was led by Yann LeCun, Courant Institute Silver Professor of Computer Science, Neural […]

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In The Field Of Computational Medicine, Isidore Rigoutsos Trusts The Data Rather Than The Books

Director of the Computational Medicine Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, and alumnus of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Studies, Computational Biologist Isidore Rigoutsos recently shared his thoughts on a current situation he finds both fascinating and confounding: the two contrasting ways of thinking concerning, on the one hand, historically-accepted bodies of knowledge, […]

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By Studying Polar Ice Sheets, David Holland Seeks to Predict Rising Sea Levels

David Holland, Courant Institute Mathematics Professor and past Director of Courant’s Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science (CAOS), recently returned from two months spent installing ice measurement instrumentation, observing melting ice flows and collecting data from the frozen fjords of Greenland and Antarctica in hopes that scientists, today and in generations to come, will be able […]

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Yahoo! Labs A Founding Sponsor of NYU Initiative Data Science And Statistics and Center for Data Science

When graduate students of NYU’s Center for Data Science begin their courses this fall, they will be working on a 100-node computer cluster donated by Yahoo! Labs. In fact, the computer cluster is already being used this semester in NYU’s CILVR Lab (Computational Intelligence, Learning, Vision and Robotics) course “Big Data, Large Scale Machine Learning,” […]

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Roy E. Lowrance Named Managing Director of NYU Center for Data Science

Information technology specialist Roy Lowrance has been named Managing Director of New York University’s new Center for Data Science, part of the university-wide Initiative in Data Science and Statistics. He will assist Yann LeCun, Director of the Center for Data Science, in overseeing the overall administration of the Center. In addition to his Managing Director […]

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Yann LeCun and John Langford Co-Teaching New Course: “Large-Scale Machine Learning and Big Data”

Currently during the Spring 2013 semester, Yann LeCun, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Silver Professor of Computer Science, Neural Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and John Langford, Doctor of Learning at Microsoft Research, are co-teaching a new course entitled “Big Data, Large Scale Machine Learning.” “It’s great to have John on board because he has considerable practical […]

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NYU Launches Initiative in Data Science and Statistics and Center for Data Science

New York University officially announced the launch of its Initiative in Data Science and Statistics. The university-wide effort includes the creation of the Center for Data Science, the first such program in the United States. Taught by faculty from across the university, the Center for Data Science two-year master’s graduate degree program will begin accepting […]

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Three Courant Institute Abel Prize Winners To Speak At NYU Conference

What are the odds that of the twelve mathematicians who have been awarded the highly prestigious Abel Prize, three of them (25%) would hail from NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences? The probability is small, perhaps, but the accomplishment is enormous. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, along with King Harald and Queen Sonja […]

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