ND-GAIN's Tech Director Nitesh Chawla Wins IBM's Big Data & Analytics Faculty Award

ND-GAIN’s Nitesh Chawla is a recipient of IBM’s 2013 Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award. The award, which is one of nine new academic collaborations, is designed to prepare students for the 4.4 million jobs that will be created worldwide to support Big Data by 2015. According to Richard Rodts, Manager of Global Academic Programs, IBM:

Leaders in business, education and government must take action to foster a new generation of talent with the technical expertise and unique ideas to make the most of this tsunami of Big Data … To narrow this skills gap, IBM is committed to partnering with universities around the world to provide students with Big Data and analytics curriculum to make an impact in today’s data-driven marketplace.

For more information, read the original press release here.