For the future of the planet, there are few research subjects more important than the global supplies of food, water and energy. To comprehensively study, understand and inform policy around these complex systems, the next generation of researchers in the physical, social and biological sciences will need fluency with data analysis methods that transverse traditional academic boundaries. A new interdisciplinary curriculum will train graduate students from geosciences, economics, computer science, public policy and other programs in computational and data science techniques critical for modern science. With a $3 million award from the National Science Foundation, the new research traineeship grant will combine expertise from across UChicago and Argonne National Laboratory in computing, statistics, social science, climate and agriculture. "This program will equip graduate students with the tools needed to advance the study of issues related to food, energy and water," said Elisabeth Moyer, associate professor of atmospheric science in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences.
Successful Student has compiled the 25 Best Artificial Intelligence Colleges in the United States. Artificial Intelligence (AI), also known as machine learning, is a discipline within computer science. Artificial Intelligence is usually conceived of as doing more than just computing numbers (such as a calculator), but is more conceptual in nature (such as describing subjective qualities, or giving meanings to different contexts). An example of AI would be speech recognition and communicating, such as Apple's Siri, or Amazon's Alexa. Amazon has announced three new AI tools for anyone wanting to build apps on Amazon Web Services: Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition. According to Amazon "This frees developers to focus on defining and building an entirely new generation of apps that can see, hear, speak, understand, and interact with the world around them." For those interested in developing apps, see our 20 Best App Development Colleges article. Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are all working on AI. Facebook's FAIR (Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research) program engages with academia to assist in solving long term problems in AI. Facebook is hiring AI experts around the world to assist in their project.
Successful candidates will have a Doctoral degree (Ph.D.), publications, and demonstrated research competencies and capabilities commensurate with appointment levels in the department(s) of interest, as well as demonstrated interest in and experience with collaborative teaming and/or transdisciplinary efforts Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain externally funded research programs (individual and collaborative), engage in both undergraduate and graduate education, and contribute their leadership, partnering and innovative thinking towards global prominence in their respective discipline. Teaching opportunities will vary by department and teaching qualifications will be considered for fit within respective department(s).