Spurred by the growth of big data, Purdue University is bolstering its computer science program with a 27 percent increase in undergraduate and graduate student enrollment capacity and additional support for strategic research programs.

"We have entered an age of big data, where every day massive amounts of digital data are produced that could provide valuable insights for science, agriculture, business and government," Sunil Prabhakar, a professor and head of the Department of Computer Science at the university, said in a statement.

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