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Big Data


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An example of how "big data" opens new avenues for science and technology.

Date and Time

03 April 2013 - 19:00-20:30


Edinburgh, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Scotland South East local network. Contact David Ritchie for more information.

About this event

"Bid Data" is a lecture which will be presented by Dave Robertson, Head of Infomatics at Edinburgh University.  The "data deluge" is a familiar problem and an interest in "big data" is a consequence of the desire to turn the increase in data availability to our advantage, rather than being inundated by the deluge. This is a complex and fast moving area of technology which has impact on most areas of computing, from traditional areas of data storage and access through to less embedded areas such as streamed data analytics and automated reasoning. In my talk I will give a brief overview of one (of many) views on "big data", then focus on one emerging area: social computation. Social computation systems harness data elicited from "live" human populations, aggregating this at large scale to tackle problems that resist traditional means of attack. They are an example of how "big data" opens new avenues for science and technology. 

Registration information

Please register to help us know numbers attending.  For more information contact David Ritchie.


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