Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Helmsley Charitable Trust and Sloan Foundation Back Data Science Collaboration
Cal Poly and UC Berkeley have received a $6 million grant from a three-foundation partnership to further develop an open-source software that already influences the way work is done in a variety of industries such as genetics and finance.
The software package, called Project Jupyter, makes data science more collaborative and interactive. Think Google Drive with a brain.
The new funding comes from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Fernando Perez of UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Brian Granger of Cal Poly will lead the effort....