The Data@Carolina initiative promotes data literacy and data-related research and training across the entire UNC-Chapel Hill campus. This initiative emerged out of several conversations and efforts that have taken place over the last several years. The group is currently focused on:
A data-related course development grant program, exploring curricular options at the graduate and undergraduate level,
Developing a Professional Science Masters (PSM) and Graduate Certificate programs in Data Science, and
Laying the groundwork for a broader vision for Data@Carolina.
The Data@Carolina initiative has four principle coordinators, but many more people have participated across the entire campus. Anyone who wants to be involved should contact one of the four coordinators listed below.
Jay Aikat, Data@Carolina Program Director, Department of Computer Science and Domain Scientist at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)
Stan Ahalt, Department of Computer Science and Director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)
Tom Carsey, Department of Political Science and Director of the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Kevin Jeffay, Chair of Department of Computer Science