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Industry and U of M collaborate to bridge data science skills gap

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 industry and government partners came together in downtown Winnipeg to discuss data science challenges facing today’s businesses, both locally and beyond. Data science has emerged as a significant influencer in nearly every sector of our global economy. The current challenge facing businesses is recruiting sufficiently skilled data scientists to be...

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The Centre of It All:  Faculty of Science’s New Data Science NEXUS Explained

A nexus is defined as “the central or most important place”. When it comes to data science, the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Science has a new ‘important place’ of its own: the Data Science NEXUS. The result of efforts by a committee of over 20 members from the U of M community, it’s led...

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Computer Scientist Yang Wang Awarded for Work on Computer Vision, Deep Learning

Computer Sciences Associate Professor Yang Wang was named the inaugural Faculty of Science Research Chair in Fundamental Science. The U of M researcher says the award ($20,000/year for three years) means he has more flexibility studying  computer vision, machine learning and deep learning. “The award has given me freedom to explore more fundamental research projects.” Dr. Yang...

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The speed of a rumour

Pure mathematics is all about the long game, according to mathematician and alumna Karen Gunderson. You hope that some of the ideas that you have now, someday, will help people to answer a real-world problem in the future,” says Gunderson, still in the early years of her career as an assistant professor in the mathematics...

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New Data Science Centre – NEXUS at the U of M

The Faculty of Science announced today that it has formed, Data Science NEXUS, a new data science research centre. NEXUS will lead innovation and discovery in data science, an emerging field that is quickly shaping and reshaping our world. NEXUS aims to aid the U of M and the province in remaining competitive on the global...

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Modeling networks

Growing up, Steve Kirkland wasn’t very interested in math. It’s an irony not lost on the man now heading the UofM’s Department of Mathematics. More interested in theatre and performing in school plays, it wasn’t until the end of Grade 7 when Kirkland’s teacher suggested that he and a few of his class-mates study independently,...

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Understanding vast stores of health data in new ways

Computer science professor Pourang Irani and his collaborators received $1.65 million in federal funding today to train graduate students to explore and understand vast stores of health data in new ways. Through this new training program, graduate students will create interactive visualization and automated tools that will make sense of all the data, helping policy-makers to manage...

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Big data virtual radio astronomy centre promises potential

MINISTER OF SCIENCE KIRSTY DUNCAN IS SHOWN THE COSMOS BY CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR SAMAR SAFI-HARB. SAFI-HARB AND DEAN OF SCIENCE STEFI BAUM RECEIVED FUNDING TODAY FROM CFI. Dean of Science Stefi Baum, and Canada Research Chair Samar Safi-Harb, and colleagues are partnering with colleagues at the University of Toronto and six other Canadian institutions as well as...