A daylong event showcasing UVA activities in big data and data science will feature leading experts from Google, New York Times and Elder Research.
UVA researchers will launch a new training program in biomedical data sciences over the next five years, thanks to a $1.43 million National Institutes of Health grant.
The ability to mine large quantities of data for helpful nuggets of useful information is in great demand; a report from Gartner Inc. estimates that 4.4 million “big data” jobs will be created worldwide by 2015.
To help prepare University of Virginia students to fill those needs, the University is among 30 new schools entering into an Academic Initiative with IBM this month to help create big data and analytics-focused curricula.
How will “big data” change science and the nature of knowledge? How will it affect health care, transportation, business and social networks? Who, if anyone, owns data? Is there a threat to privacy when personal data is buried in massive, processed data? What are the value-biases built into particular ways of processing big data?