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University of Houston, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Collaborate on Data Science

The tech giant will give the university $10 million to fund scholarships and new equipment to enhance data science research activities.

(TNS) — A new collaboration between the University of Houston and Hewlett Packard Enterprise will aim to use data science for solving problems in health care, energy and other local industries.

The two organizations on Friday announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise will give $10 million to the university's Data Science Institute, which will be renamed the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute.

The money from Hewlett Packard Enterprise will also provide funding for a scholarship endowment and equipment to enhance data science research activities. In addition, Hewlett Packard Enterprise leaders will become lecturers for UH classes, and UH researchers can help solve problems for Hewlett Packard Enterprise customers.

Students will likewise work on research areas suggested by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, part of an effort to focus on real-world problems.

"A significant portion of our workforce here are alumni, so we are thrilled to have an opportunity to drive innovation in data science and shape the future workforce in that area," Mark Potter, chief technology officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said in a news release. "We look forward to continuing to expand the partnership over time and tackling meaningful research that will accelerate discoveries for the industry."

The Data Science Institute is a relatively new program for the university, announced just one year ago.

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