Brown receives $3.1 million grant for data exploration software research

INCLUDING STATISTICAL controls in data exploration software could help reduce false discoveries, and that's what Brown computer scientists aim to build with a new $3.1 million grant. /COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY
INCLUDING STATISTICAL controls in data exploration software could help reduce false discoveries, and that's what Brown computer scientists aim to build with a new $3.1 million grant. /COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE - Brown University has received a $3.1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the university announced Wednesday. The grant money will be used to work on new data exploration software that includes statistical safeguards against false discoveries. “The goal is to build a user-friendly system than can easily explore data and…

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