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UCLA Math participates in NSF-sponsored graduate education program

UCLA professors have received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and implement a graduate education program to help train the next generation of scientific leaders to use “big data” analysis to tackle complex societal problems. Among the leaders of the new UCLA initiative is UCLA professor of mathematics and mechanical and aerospace engineering, Andrea Bertozzi. The initiative was conceived by Wei Wang, who is the Leonard Kleinrock Professor of Computer Science in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, to address a need in graduate training that has arisen due to a “confluence of technologies that is transforming the biological, environmental and social sciences into data-intensive sciences.

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