UvA coordinating partner EDISON consortium

21 May 2015

Yuri Demchenko from the UvA-Informatics Institute has been awarded a project found within the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. The project, entitled 'Education for Data Intensive Science to Open New science frontiers' (EDISON), 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.

This project has a total budget of EUR 2.5 million, of which EUR 555,000 has been allocated to the Informatics Institute as coordinating partner. The consortium consists of thee universities, two research institutes and two companies from Spain, Italy, Germany, the UK, Norway and The Netherlands. EDISON is pursuing the establishment of the Data Scientist as a new profession in support of the e-Infrastructure needs and beyond.

The EDISON project will work on curriculum development for Data Science. The particular aims are: 

  • develop a sustainable education model for Data Science and Data Intensive technologies;
  • propose a framework and an ICT environment for re-skilling and certifying Data Scientist’s  expertise for graduates, practitioners and researchers throughout their careers and
  • facilitate the offering of the Data Science curricula by increasing the number of universities and professional training organisations.

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