The National Science Foundation (NSF) is launching a new initiative to invest $25 million in research projects dedicated to foundational data science principles.

Donald Trump won the presidency in the wee hours of the morning of Nov. 9 to the shock of many people, including election forecasters. The poor quality of the big data used to create their forecasts may account for why so many people did not anticipate the election results.






Jon Froehlich at the University of Maryland is working with a team of graduate students on Project Sidewalk, an online tool through which users can view their Washington, D.C., neighborhoods with Google Street View and label areas that may be inaccessible to those with impaired mobility.






Campaign managers who urge politicians that they have a certain state’s unwavering support can now use data analytics to detect cities and even individuals within those states who may not back the candidates. Rick Hutley, program director of analytics at the University of the Pacific in California, leads a team of students pursuing master’s degrees […]

Students are directed to go online for schoolwork, and corporations are reaping the benefits by subjecting these students to targeted marketing. The National Education Policy Center’s (NEPC) 18th Annual Report on Schoolhouse Commercialism Trends, “Learning to be Watched: Surveillance Culture at School,” examines how “the policies that enable and encourage these practices connect today’s children and adolescents […]

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