Garrett Grolemund works at RStudio as a data scientist and educator. When he joined the company, it was a startup with three employees and no income stream. Now itâ€™s a multi-million dollar firm.
Surgery to remove a part of the brain to give relief to patients with epilepsy doesnâ€™t always result in complete seizure relief, but statisticians at Rice University have developed a method for integrating neuroimaging scans to identify patients at high risk of continued seizures before the surgery takes place.
Rice University has undertaken a university-wide initiative to increase the quantity and quality of data-driven knowledge and discovery. The Data Science Initiative, funded at roughly $45 million, is part of the universityâ€™s recently announced $150 million investment in research excellence.