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  • Big Data Expands

    UMass Data Science for the Commonwealth

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched a new Center for Data Science that will coordinate and significantly expand its capacity for research, education and industry collaboration in... More

  • Internext

    UMass Amherst experts are driving the future of Internet infrastructure

    Our current Internet architecture was built for a wired world and has not kept pace with the rapid explosion of technical, business, and social applications. This puts users at risk for security... More

  • Teaching the World to Teach

    New funding and a prestigious fellowship help strengthen higher education in the developing world

    The College of Education’s Center for International Education (CIE) basked in glory last spring when David R. Evans, the center’s director and a professor in the Department of Educational Policy,... More

  • Student Achievement

    Examining policy effects on equity and performance

    At all levels of government across the United States, the debate over educational standards is hot. And UMass Amherst educational policy expert Kathryn McDermott’s research shows that in our... More

  • Networked Decision-Making

    Analyzing big data to understand complex social systems

    In our increasingly digital age, the collection, storage and analysis of large-scale data offer a window to the inner workings of our social world and collective interactions. At UMass Amherst,... More