The University of Houston announced a new collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Friday, including a $10 million gift from HPE to the University. Photo: PexelsThe University of Houston announced a new collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Friday, including a $10 million gift from HPE to the University. The gift from HPE will benefit the University’s Data Science Institute and include funding for a scholarship endowment, as well as both funding and equipment to enhance data science research activities.
“At HPE, we have a robust presence in Houston and a long history of partnership with the University of Houston. In fact, a significant portion of our workforce here are alumni, so we are thrilled to have an opportunity to drive innovation in data science and shape the future workforce in that area,” said Mark Potter, Chief Technology Officer, HPE, and Director, Hewlett Packard Labs. “We look forward to continuing to expand the partnership over time and tackling meaningful research that will accelerate discoveries for the industry.”
In today’s information age, the data being created is only as valuable as the insights that are gleaned from it. The secrets to scientific breakthroughs and industry-changing innovations hide in plain sight behind mountains of data. Data science is the key to unlocking these breakthroughs and critical as companies undergo digital transformation.
Amr Elnashai, vice president for research and technology transfer at UH, said the alliance with HPE will expand the University’s ability to respond to some of the biggest challenges facing the region.
“This partnership will enhance our capacity to deploy data science tools to address challenges in the healthcare, energy and smart materials sectors in the Houston area, from health data mining to data-enabled oil and gas exploration,” he said.
HPE’s collaboration with the University is part of a larger movement that’s focused on accelerating the …