The WPI Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Data Science Program Director Elke Rundensteiner, Ph.D. is the recipient of a GAANN Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant, titled "Ph.D. Fellowships to Support Data-Driven Computing Research," will support six Ph.D. fellows for three years.
The GAANN program provides fellowships to assist U.S. citizens with excellent grades while in their pursuit of doctoral degrees in fields deemed to be 'areas of national need.' This GAANN Grant focusses on big data analytics, large-scale data management, and visual data mining. These fields of data research have an impact on sensor-driven smart communities, on improving mobility and sustainability, and on fundamentally changing how we learn. It also impacts health analytics that support wellness, and on social media analytics that provide citizens a global voice.
The Data Science GAANN Grant recipients will joint the big data research group affiliated with the WPI Computer Science Department and the new WPI Data Science Ph.D. Program. This research group provides an excellent working environment within a creative international team.
Applications are being accepted for both the spring and fall semesters.
GAANN Fellowships provide:
Assuming satisfactory academic performance and progress in the degree and research program, the GAANN Fellowship is renewable for up to three years. Thereafter, WPI guarantees GAANN Fellows continued funding, through a teaching assistantship or a WPI endowed fellowship, until the completion of their Ph.D. degree.
Candidates should have research interests in data-driven computing and big data. GAANN Fellows will work collaboratively in vibrant cohorts of Ph.D., MS, and undergraduate students on stimulating projects and research studies in three key areas:
WPI Computer Science faculty members with data-driven computing research agendas include:
Faculty in the WPI Data Science program also work on big data computing research.
To be eligibile for the GAANN award, applicants must:
Individuals with traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
The GAANN Project Director and Steering Committee select WPI GAANN Fellows based on the applicant's eligibility, academic ability, and match in research interests.
Applicants will be informed of their award status before April 15 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester.
Application Deadline : 30 November 2015
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