New Collaborative Institute Aims to Explore Theoretical Foundations of Data Science

Joining forces with leading Chicago-area research institutions, Northwestern Engineering and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Department of Economics colaunched the Institute for Data, Econometrics, Algorithms, and Learning (IDEAL).

IDEAL is a multi-discipline (computer science, statistics, economics, electrical engineering, and operations research) and multi-institution (Northwestern University, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, and University of Chicago) institute focused on understanding key aspects of data science theory. Supported by the National Science Foundation HDR TRIPODS program, IDEAL aims to develop the foundations of data science by combining perspectives from algorithms, econometrics, and machine learning.

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