University of Pennsylvania to Name Its New Data Science Building to Honor Amy Gutmann

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new data science building. The new building will be named Amy Gutmann Hall, honoring the university’s current president who will end her tenure at the end of the academic year or when she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as ambassador to Germany.

Amy Gutmann Hall will serve as a hub for cross-disciplinary collaborations that harness expertise, research, and data across Penn’s 12 schools and numerous academic centers. Upon completion, it will centralize resources that will advance the work of scholars across a wide variety of fields while making the tools and concepts of data analysis more accessible to the entire Penn community.

“I am incredibly humbled by the decision to name this remarkable new building in my honor,” said Dr. Gutmann. “This leading-edge facility will have such a monumental impact on the future of data science at Penn. I look forward to the innovative and revolutionary research that will be conducted in this space, and ultimately benefit society.”

Amy Gutmann is the longest-serving president in the university’s history. She became president in 2004 after serving as provost at Princeton University.

President Gutmann holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. She earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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