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Texas A&M Leads National Science Foundation Funded Consortium for Regional Expertise in Computational and Data Sciences

Texas A&M has received an award from the National Science Foundation to promote regional Cyber expertise in a multi-institution partnership led by PI Dhruva Chakravorty, Associate Director for User Services at Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing. TAMIDS Director Dr. Nick Duffield will serve as educational coordinator for CC* Team: SWEETER–SouthWest Expertise in Expanding, Training, Education and Research.

The Sweeter collaboration will leverage its partners’ expertise in computational sciences and large scale computing to address long-standing bottlenecks to sharing resources across institutions. It will increase accessibility in areas including Data Science and AI, cloud computing, visualization, cybersecurity, and bioinformatics. The project will unite participants from ten universities and community colleges from across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, benefiting over 20,000 students.

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science provides proposal support in the form of Data Science ecosystem “building blocks” for service and enablement, course development, training development and operations, and interdisciplinary community building. Texas A&M PIs interested in TAMIDS organizational collaboration on proposals should contact the TAMIDS Director, Dr. Nick Duffield, duffieldng@tamu.edu