March 24, 2014 - The Robert H. Smith Center for Complexity in Business, in cooperation with the MS Program in Marketing Analytics, is excited to announce their first Amazon Web Services in Education grant of $3,800 USD of usage credits. The grant was applied for by the Center’s Director, Dr. William Rand and will be used in Data Science, a course in Smith’s MS in Marketing Analytics curriculum. This will give the Marketing Analytics MS students a chance to analyze big data using cloud computing.
As Dr. Rand commented, “this is an exciting opportunity for students to experience the world of big data through cloud computing.”
AWS in Education only accepts proposals from active faculty at accredited universities and colleges. These grants provide educators, academics, researchers and students with AWS usage credits to tap into Amazon Web Services’ on-demand infrastructure to teach advanced courses, tackle research projects and explore new academic opportunities which could have previously required significant up-front and ongoing IT investments.