February 19, 2013

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 […]

February 18, 2013

Yann LeCun Appointed Director of NYU Center for Data Science

New York University has appointed Yann LeCun, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Silver Professor of Computer Science, Neural Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, as the inaugural Director of the Center for Data Science. Established to develop the skills and expertise necessary for students to derive valuable knowledge from massive amounts of data, the Center for Data Science […]

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 […]