As part of the HDR TRIPODS program, NSF has funded the Institute for Data, Econometrics, Algorithms, and Learning (IDEAL).  The institute is codirected by Prof. Hartline and Prof. Vijayaraghavan with key programs being organized also by Prof. Khuller and Prof. Makarychev.  It is a collaboration between Northwestern, Toyota Technology Institute, and University of Chicago bridges faculty in CS, Economics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, and Operations Research.   See the news release by McCormick.