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EDISON H2020 project awarded to the SNE lab in the Informatics Institute.

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21 May 2015

Yuri Demchenko from the System and Network Engineering group in the Informatics Institute has been awarded a project within the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. The EDISON project (Education for Data Intensive Science to Open New science frontiers) has a total budget of €2.5 million, of which €555,000 has been allocated to the Informatics Institute as coordinating partner.
The EDISON project pursues the establishment of data science as a new profession in support of developments and needs regards e-infrastructure. The consortium consists of thee universities, two research institutes and two companies, from Spain, Italy, Germany the UK, Norway and The Netherlands. Within the project a curriculum for data science will be developed.

The particular aims are:
  • To develop a sustainable education model for data science and data intensive technologies;
  • To propose a framework and an ICT environment for re-skilling and certifying data scientists’ expertise for graduates, practitioners and researchers throughout their careers;
  • To facilitate data science curricula by increasing the number of universities and professional training organisations where such education is offered.