As coleader of CUNY’s Big Data Consortium, which has won a $15 million grant from the State of New York in the CUNY 2020 competition, the Graduate Center will establish the CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization.
To further work on “big data”—the exploration and analysis of massive data sets, requiring high-performance computers—the GC will partner with leading providers of data visualization software to pioneer new visualization techniques, and the center will train graduate students as well as public and private sector workers. Capital funds will be applied to a major reconstruction of the Graduate Center Library, blending library, state-of-the-art lab, and screen space to create and to visualize knowledge using digital display walls to share striking visualizations within the GC research community and with the broader publics.
In addition, the GC will expand current degree programs to include a new data visualization track in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Program and a new M.A. degree in data visualization.
“The Graduate Center is poised to become a regional and national leader at the interface of data science and visualization,” said GC president Chase F. Robinson.
Other members of the CUNY Big Data Consortium include coleader the College of Staten Island, the CUNY School of Professional Studies, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City College of Technology, and City College.