Dean Karen Oates Congratulates Professor Rundensteiner
Dean of WPI Arts and Sciences applauds Professor Rundensteiner
Elke Rundensteiner, Professor of Computer Science and Director of WPI's Data Science Program, has received a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) award from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $885,834 to provide six needs-based fellowships for Ph.D. students who will study big data computing.
Under this grant, the students will be able to pursue doctoral degrees in fields deemed to be "areas of national need," such as the sciences, computing, and education, specifically focusing on big data analytics, large-scale data management, and visual data mining. The GAANN program allows for the training of computer scientists in big data computing in order to remain globally competitive and to keep the nation safe.