New scientists enable Data Science Consortium to meet companies’ needs

March 16, 2018

Academic researchers tend to specialize. John Handley, Wencheng Wu, and Beilei Xu were on Walt Johnson’s “must hire” list for exactly the opposite reason.

Johnson, the executive director of the Goergen Institute’s Rochester Data Science Consortium, says the former Xerox researchers have repeatedly demonstrated their ability to quickly acquire new computational skills, then pivot to apply them to new and interesting challenges different from anything they worked on previously.