DataX Initiative

Professors Jacob G. Foster and Mark L. Green share UCLA’s campus-wide DataX strategy during virtual town halls

During virtual town halls on May 15 and 19, 2020, Jacob G. Foster, assistant professor of sociology, and Mark L. Green, distinguished research professor of mathematics, presented information about UCLA’s DataX strategy. Foster and Green discussed how UCLA plans to leverage advances in data science and AI to transform research, creative activities, and education across disciplines. Both serve as Special Advisors for Strategic Initiatives in Data Science and report to Vice Chancellor Wakimoto.

For more information, please watch the town hall recording and relevant Q&A recordings from each of the sessions:

May 15 – Professional Schools
May 15 – College
May 19 – College
May 19 – Professional Schools

Please refer to the UCLA DataX Strategy Town Hall slides for additional details.

Initiation Date

The DataX initiative was commenced in the 2019-2020 Academic Year. 

Current Status

in Progress

Campus Announcements

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter and Vice Chancellor Roger M. Wakimoto Announce Call for DataX White Papers (June 12, 2020 via BruinPost)
DataX Town Halls with Jacob G. Foster and Mark L. Green (May 11, 2020)

Committee

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology Jacob G. Foster and Special Advisor for Strategic Initiatives in Data Science and report to Vice Chancellor Wakimoto
  • Distinguished Research Professor of Mathematics Mark L. Green and Special Advisor for Strategic Initiatives in Data Science and report to Vice Chancellor Wakimoto

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