Strategic Research Area 2012–2016


Big Data. Illustration

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:

  1. Industry-relevant innovation (web-mining for trend analysis, or product and service recommendation) 
  2. Improved healthcare (health record and genomics mining of data for insights into age-related diseases)

What is BigData?


Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro
Heri Ramampiaro


BigData aims to disseminate its research results to the scientific community through scientific publications, as well as seminars and Magazines. 

View BigData publications


Thea BjørnlandSvein Erik BratsbergOrestis GkorgkasJon Atle GullaMagnus Lie HetlandMette LangaasHelge LangsethKjetil NørvågHeri RamampiaroTárik Saleh SalemIngelin SteinslandPål SætromTheoharis TheoharisShweta TiwariPatrick Mikalef

BigData people


Big Data illustration

BigData contributes to the following projects:

Detailed BigData project overview

Strategic Research Area

BigData is a joint initiative by the Department of Computer and Information Science and the Department of Mathematical Sciences

This strategic research area is hosted by the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.