UA-TRIPODS is one of the 12 recipients for the new initiative, TRIPODS, Transdisciplinary Research in the Principles of Data Science. See link https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242888&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
UA-TRIPODS is an integrated research and educational institute in data sciences at UA, with focus on theoretical foundations. One major goal is to produce collaborative research that involves essential contributions from each of the foundational disciplines of data science - computer science, mathematics, and statistics. UA-TRIPODS will also strive to build effective partnerships with domain sciences, local industry and business, as well as outreach to the public community.
Research funding is available for graduate research assistants and postdoctoral fellows.