AVAIL is the premier data science engineering group within the State University of New York at Albany. AVAIL is on a mission to empower a new generation of students to assimilate computer science knowledge and subject-matter expertise in the fields of data science and analytics. In doing so, AVAIL is formulating innovative solutions for private business and government.
The focus of AVAIL is on pioneering web-based solutions to real life problems. Dr. Catherine Lawson, AVAIL Director, and her team have created tools to support evidence based decision making in a number of practical fields including transportation, demography, meteorology, and entrepreneurial economics.
AVAIL’s web-applications are designed to be user-friendly, visually immersive and highly responsive. A common statement amongst data science groups is “What question are you trying to answer?” The analysis and visualization tools developed by AVAIL provide the framework to focus and direct researchers to relevant and significant data.