2018 MacData Graduate Fellows Named

Six graduate students, four from the Faculty of Science, have been awarded fellowships from McMaster’s MacData Institute. The Fellows will be working with McMaster faculty on projects that apply data analysis, collection and curation methodologies to a number of areas of research. Projects range from harnessing data to inform earlier diagnosis of brain tumours to analyzing data to better understand infectious disease epidemics.

Paul McNicholas, Mathematics & Statistics and Director of the MacData Institute, explains the program is designed to bring together talented graduate students with expertise in data science and McMaster faculty from a range of disciplines. The program provides funding for fellows to work on a multidisciplinary project involving two or more Faculties. The work will lead to new insights or innovations in a number of research areas, says McNicholas. It also gives students practical experience, and promotes knowledge exchange related to data science across Faculties.

MacData is also looking for new members. The Institute circulated a call for new members in December. Open to all faculty and librarians, it remains open until the end of February. Interested faculty and librarians can join here.  
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