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UC San Diego Announces Data Science Institute

Taner Halicioğlu is pictured in this undated photo.
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Taner Halicioğlu is pictured in this undated photo.
UC San Diego Announces Data Science Institute
UC San Diego Announces Data Science Institute GUEST:Rajesh Gupta, Ph.D., co-director, The Halicioğlu Data Science Institute

UC San Diego is trying to respond to the need for data scientists in a multitude of industries by training that future workforce at a new institute announced Thursday.

The Halicioğlu Data Science Institute is funded by a record $75 million gift from computer science alumnus Taner Halicioğlu who was one of Facebook's first software engineers.

By 2020 the number of data science and analytics job listings will increase by over 700 percent, according to a report released in May 2017.

The co-director of the institute, Rajesh Gupta, Ph.D., will join Midday Edition Thursday to discuss what the institute will provide.

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