Universities Go in Big for Big Data

This semester, a handful of university programs specializing in data mining are starting up. This week, the University of Virginia launched a new research center called the Big Data Institute. Columbia University will also begin offering a new master’s in big data, in a program technically called “Quantitative Studies.”
There are more: The University of San Francisco has its own master’s degree program underway. IBMIBM +0.26% is opening up a big data center at Ohio State. Other schools that offer programs are Stanford, which awards a graduate certificate in data mining, North Carolina State, Northwestern, and New York University, among others.

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