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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

Focus Areas

Social Services


Data Science
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