African Center of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS)

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African Centre of Excellence for Data Science (ACEDS), is based in College of Business and Economics in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)-Rwanda.
Background
Data science is a growing area that involves inter-disciplinary collaboration between statistics, economics, business, computer science and engineering. Africa has demonstrated rapid and sustained economic growth over the last decade and recent developments suggest that a focus on data science is timely. The African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS) will address specific development challenges by:

  • offering a research hub for postgraduate students, attracting international expertise and practitioners
  • stimulating collaboration between academics, partners and stakeholders;
  • demonstrating the relevance of the centre for innovation, job creation and economic prosperity;
  • securing resources to stimulate multidisciplinary collaborative international research projects.

ACE-DS will combine expertise from statistics, economics, business, computer science and engineering to use big data and data analytics to solve 21st century challenges. ACE-DS will transform the appeal and relevance of applied research by showcasing studies and real world solutions with direct benefits for stakeholders in the region. ACE-DS will also serve an important role of helping the region to satisfy the aims of STISTA 2024 by collecting, sharing and analyzing data.  It will also provide expertise to measure and monitor the United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals and the African aspirations for 2063. 
Services offered at the center
Teaching, research, consulting.
Strategic Partners

Key Contacts and Address
Name: Prof Patrick McSharry
Position: Director African Center of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS)
Email: patrick@mcsharry.net
Phone: +250 --- --- ---
Bio: Click here to read his bio.
Twitter: @patrickmcsharry
LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mcsharry
Physical Address:
African Center of Excellence in Data Science
P.O. Box 1514 Gikondo, Kigali - Rwanda.
University of Rwanda - College of Business and Economics

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