Increase Entrepreneurship and External Connections, by providing a unified interface to large and small companies and non-governmental organizations looking to engage data science experts in the ethical use of data to create new enterprise, solve business problems, and improve society.
Foster an Intellectual and Engaged Environment, and Increase Research and Creative Achievement, by increasing cross-disciplinary collaboration, external support for research and creative achievement, and recruitment and retention of faculty.
Enhance Quality of Academic Programs, by providing opportunities for students in existing engineering, pharmacy, business, accounting, and applied sciences programs to develop data analytics skills through new courses, workshops, summer internships, and faculty-mentored research experiences.
Support Faculty Excellence, by providing opportunities for existing and future faculty to engage in, collaborate on, and more effectively compete for sponsored research projects that advance data analytics methods or apply them to solve problems of importance to society.
Fostering interdisciplinary research and education in multidisciplinary grand-challenge areas;
Strengthening and expanding the University network by enhancing relationships with world-class researchers and establishing links and creative partnerships with industry leaders, community, and government stakeholders;
Supporting current graduate and undergraduate degree offerings involving data science and analytical skills.