At the Center for Data Science, we strive to facilitate the highest quality data science research, education, and industry collaboration. We work closely with industry partners on projects addressing their business needs, and we are educating the next generation of data science professionals.
Meet AuCoDe: CDS's Newest Industry Affiliates Program Member
Shiri Dori-Hacohen was a doctoral student at the UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) in 2016 when she entered the Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at the UMass Isenberg School of Management. The Innovation Challenge is an annual series of competitions that take place over the course of a full academic year, designed to assist aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue and develop marketable ideas and products. With the support of Professor James Allan, her CICS advisor, Dori-Hacohen entered the competition and won $35,000 in seed money for her initiative to automatically detect controversy in online discourse. Her winning initiative ultimately became her startup, AuCoDe (pronounced “oh-code”) is the newest member of the CDS Industry Affiliates Program.