The Sabancı University Center of Excellence in Data Analytics (verim) was inaugurated with an event on June 20, 2016 at the Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum.
In a meeting widely attended by academic and industry representatives, verim co-directors and Sabancı University faculty members Berrin Yanıkoğlu and Hasan Sait Ölmez discussed the objectives of the Center, gave examples from its projects, and referred to the Sabancı University Master's in Data Analytics program that began in 2014.
In addition, Sabancı University faculty members İlker Birbil, Selim Balcısoy and Kamer Kaya informed attendees about their current projects.
verim aims to become a pioneering institution that will conduct scientific work in core fields as well as interdisciplinary projects, develop joint R&D initiatives with public and private partners, and arrange training seminars and workshops for all stakeholders in data analytics. Owing to the interdisciplinary structure of Sabancı University and the weight given to industrial projects, as well as the availability of a Master's program in the field, the Center is in an ideal position.