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Envisioning the Data Science Discipline (Interim Report)

Hero co-chaired the study for Interim report on the Envisioning the Data Science Discipline: The Undergraduate Experience, which was run by the US National Academies and funded by NSF.

Description of the report:

The need to manage, analyze, and extract knowledge from data is pervasive across industry, government, and academia. Scientists, engineers, and executives routinely encounter enormous volumes of data, and new techniques and tools are emerging to create knowledge out of these data, some of them capable of working with real-time streams of data. The nation’s ability to make use of these data depends on the availability of an educated workforce with necessary expertise. With these new capabilities have come novel ethical challenges regarding the effectiveness and appropriateness of broad applications of data analyses.