Two UMass Science and Technology Grants for CICS faculty

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UMass President Robert L. Caret awarded two Science and Technology Initiative Fund grants to faculty of the College of Information and Computer Sciences faculty. 

Andrew McCallum and David Jensen were awarded $85,000 to support the Center for Data Sciences' efforts to engage industrial partners and to develop as a leading source of research and talent in this field.

Brian Levine and Emery Berger received $125,000 for a new strategic initiative, the Institute for Cyber Security. The institute builds on a strong collaboration among five colleges at Amherst and envisions partnerships with other UMass campuses and industry to build a critical mass that will enable it to pursue research and development projects in several strategic areas including the Internet of Things, data security, cryptography and networks.

The computer science grants were two of the nine awarded in support of promising research projects across the UMass system, with $914,000 awarded in total.

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