In the era of digital information BigData has emerged as an research area to precisely tackle the vast amounts of data generated. The data are to a high degree the result from an unprecedented scale of user-generated data, increasing availability of open access to governmental data, and the declining cost of collecting and storing enterprise data and scientific data sets. A major challenge is how to understand and gain value from this data.
We focus on two main thematic research areas:
- Industry-relevant innovation (web-mining for trend analysis, or product and service recommendation)
- Improved healthcare (health record and genomics mining of data for insights into age-related diseases)