Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd recently announced that Bruce R. Childers, senior associate dean in the School of Computing and Information, will take on a new role in the Office of the Provost as special assistant to the provost for data science.

In the newly created role, Childers will collaborate across the University to develop policies and examine opportunities regarding data science. As a first step, he will help Cudd populate and charge the Task Force on Data Science, which will further propel the University’s educational and research mission through data.

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