Paper Shows Big Data Fostering Serendipity

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Can Big Data be used to foster serendipity? That’s the premise of an award-winning paper in the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge. Entitled “Fostering Serendipity through Big Linked Data” the paper was written by Muhammad Saleem, Maulik R. Kamdar, Aftab Iqbal, Shanmukha Sampath, Helena F. Deus and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo. The amount of bio-medical data available […]

Video: Big Data and the Excellence Revolution

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In this video from TEDxAmsterdamED 2013, Jelte de Jong discusses his foundation that seeks to solve educational problems using learning analytics and Big Data. Excellence is driven by the quality of thousands of micro decisions that teachers make every day. Today, educators pride themselves on ‘fact-based’ decisions. In reality these ‘facts’ (e.g. test results) obstruct balanced, intuitive decision-making.

University of Rochester Puts Down $100 Million on Data Science

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The University of Rochester is committing an additional $50 million to greatly expand its work in the burgeoning field of data science.

EXTREEMS Mathematics Initiative Focuses on Big Data

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The new EXTREEMS interdisciplinary approach at the College of William and Mary will allow undergraduate mathematics majors to gain experience in manipulating data across other discipline.

PSC to Build Data Exacell, a Next-Gen System for Integrated Data Storage and Analytics

With a new NSF grant, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will develop a prototype Data Exacell, a next-gen system for storing, handling and analyzing vast amounts of data.

Managing Big Data From Space

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NASA and its dozens of missions gather hundreds of terabytes of data every hour. Data pour in every day like rushing rivers. Spacecraft monitor everything from our home planet to faraway galaxies, beaming back images and information to Earth. All those digital records need to be stored, indexed and processed so that spacecraft engineers, scientists and […]

Scientific Big Data Access Soon to Get Bigger

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Scientists receiving federal funds will soon have to include plans for the public access of much of their raw data. This new requirement was spelled out earlier this year in a memo from the executive branch’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Once there is an official statement, scientists applying for federal grants will likely […]

University of Ulster to Develop Big Data Research Centre in Belfast

The University of Ulster is partnering with QUB and the NI Statistics and Research Agency to set up the Northern Ireland Administrative Data Research Centre, a new £7 million research centre opening in Belfast.

The Internet of Things and Big Data

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Looking into the future, we expect everything we own to be connected to the Internet. Thus, the term Internet of Things (IoT) which was officially born in 2009, when the number of connected devices exceeded the number of world population.

New Kaggle Competition: Dogs vs. Cats

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The machine learning competition platform Kaggle has just launched a new challenge for data scientists: develop an algorithm to distinguish images of Dogs vs. Cats. It turns out that humans, dogs and cats have no problem with this classification task, but computers find it more difficult. This fun contest runs until Feb. 1, 2014 and […]