HPE Gift Continues to Increase Innovation
In 2018 Hewlett Packard Enterprise named the Data Science Institute at the University of Houston, and in doing so, ushered in a new era of excellence for innovation in the city of Houston. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global company that aims to streamline data from “edge to cloud” by supporting a robust data science initiative which is multidisciplinary.
It is fitting, then, that the hub for data science activities at the University of Houston be named the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute. With a $10 million gift, which includes the donation of cutting-edge equipment that will power data science analysis on campus, HPE has elevated data science at University of Houston.
"Data science is profoundly changing society,” said Paula Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at UH. “The enhanced educational opportunities available to UH students through this gift will translate to increased student engagement and a better prepared workforce.” HPE employs a significant amount of UH graduates, particularly because of its high caliber data science program.
Their ongoing support of the HPE Data Science Institute reaches to all parts of the community; from healthcare to energy. HPE leaders are encouraged to visit campus often and partner with students and faculty by teaching master classes and interacting in other ways. Their continued engagement is one of the biggest factors in helping UH continue to act as a data science hub for the city.
Amr Elnashai, vice president for research and technology transfer at UH, said: “This partnership will enhance our capacity to deploy data science tools to address challenges in the healthcare, energy and smart materials sectors in the Houston area, from health data mining to data-enabled oil and gas exploration.”
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