Big Data continues to touch an increasing number of segments of business and science so it should be no surprise that climate science researchers are now using these technologies to gain insight into anthropogenic sources of climate change.
In this video, IBM researchers describe how the company harnessed unused compute cycles throughout the company. Using the same technology, Harvard’s Clean Energy Project harnessed the power of the World Community Grid. The theory-driven research effort uses an automated computational framework to study candidate structures. A computational study of molecular materials combining the scale and […]
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 […]
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.