24 Mar 2016 Buffalo - Interested in personalized medicine? Want to know how IBM's Watson outsmarted "Jeopardy!" champ Ken Jennings? Curious about Big Data and the world's most powerful supercomputers? These topics - and much more - were under discussion at CDSE Days, a six-day programme at the University at Buffalo (UB) that explores how Big Data and high-performance computing have become essential to scientific progress, economic competitiveness, national security, medicine and other issues.
The programme, which brought some of the US' most pre-eminent scholars of data-enabled science to Buffalo, kicked off on March 24, 2016 with lectures, workshops and other events on North Campus. It concluded on April 1, 2016 with a career workshop at the Student Union.
CDSE stands for Computational and Data-Enabled Sciences, a new doctoral programme at University at Buffalo.
The CDSE programme is part of University at Buffalo's "E Fund" initiative, which supports programmes that will have a high impact both inside and outside the university. The "E" stands for excellence. The fund is supported by NYSUNY 2020, the higher education bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
CDSE brought together the efforts of faculty in University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Management, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Professions.
The initiative, among other things, increases educational opportunity and employability for students, attracts new graduate students to University at Buffalo, and boosts research opportunities for aligned faculty members.