Statistics takes the lead in UC Berkeley's new Foundations of Data Analysis (FODA) Institute
UC Berkeley has been awarded a grant to create a new Foundations of Data Analysis (FODA) Institute. The FODA Institute is part of the NSF TRIPODS program, and it is designed to bring together core research communities in theoretical statistics, applied mathematics, and theoretical computer science to address foundational questions at the heart of data science. PI Michael Mahoney and coPIs Mike Jordan, Bin Yu, Fernando Perez, as well as Dick Karp of the EECS department and Simons Institute, are leading the effort. See the press release for more details.