Hridesh Rajan to lead $1.5 Million NSF grant


Hridesh Rajan, Kingland Professor of Data Analytics, interim chair and professor in the Department of Computer Science, will serve as lead principal investigator on a $1.5 Million grant from the National Science Foundation. The three-year grant will fund the establishment of a Dependable Data-Driven Discovery Institute at Iowa State University.

Iowa State will facilitate transdisciplinary collaboration in dependable data-driven discovery, establish and sustain cross-sector collaborations, create a hub for sharing data science expertise, and educate researchers and practitioners in theoretical, applied and ELSEI (ethical, legal, social, economic, impacts) aspects of data-driven discovery. Efforts to enhance the dependability of data-driven discovery is critical because unreliable discoveries can have far-reaching and even catastrophic impacts on science and engineering initiatives and society as a whole.