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Mulcahy to NSF: Developing Human Networks, Data Science Program

July 27, 2020

Timothy Mulcahy, Westat Vice President and Practice Director for Social Policy and Economics Research, has been invited by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to a closed meeting to discuss the establishment of a new program: Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS). The virtual meeting takes place on July 27-28, 2020.

HNDS will be part of NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate. The program will identify and support projects intended to

  • Construct user-friendly, large-scale, next-generation data resources
  • Develop analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE domains

Providing his expertise on data science, Mr. Mulcahy has been asked to join about a dozen other experts to provide advice on

  • High-priority areas for fundamental research
  • Opportunities for collaboration with other sciences, other government partners, philanthropy, industry, and others
  • Future needs for investment in relevant data science infrastructure
  • Relevant areas of expertise and research communities


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