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IoT for the Industrial Internet workshop defines key research questions

Internet-enabled sensors and devices that network and communicate with each other – often called the Internet of Things (IoT) – are considered by many to be the next grand challenge in big data. While the constant connectivity of the IoT offers the potential to improve our economies, communities, and health, it also presents new challenges. …

Data Matters draws over 100 students to Chapel Hill

International group of students sharpen data science skills in short course series. A second cohort of students recently wrapped up their summer data science learning at the Data Matters Short Course Series. A total of 132 business managers, data analytics specialists, academic researchers, and others who grapple with big data attended the short course series held …

iRODS to celebrate banner year at 2015 User Group Meeting

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Users from around the globe who use iRODS, the open source data management platform now developed at RENCI and sustained through the iRODS Consortium, will meet in Chapel Hill June 10 and 11 for the 2015 iRODS User Group Meeting (UGM). The UGM is an annual opportunity for iRODS users and …

Taking action on big data

RENCI’s director, Stan Ahalt, talks about the work done by the National Consortium for Data Science in bringing together industry, academia, and non-profits to solve problems created by the big data deluge. More Information

RENCI to collaborate with UNC Charlotte and NC State on technologies for big data analytics

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Researchers at RENCI (the Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill), UNC Charlotte and North Carolina State University will develop advanced technologies and solutions that will position North Carolina as a leader in data science research and applied data analytics and will enable university researchers and business practitioners to use big data …

Deloitte Announced as NCDS Founding Member

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Deloitte has been announced as a founding member of the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to capitalize on the opportunities of big data. Deloitte joins a selective group of founding members from various private and non-profit sectors and universities that provides a forum for the data science …

NCDS issues call for 2015 Data Fellows program

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), a public-private partnership to advance data science and capitalize on the opportunities of big data, seeks participants for its 2015 Data Fellows Program. Fellowships are open to all faculty members at NCDS member institutions, although preference will be given to those with five years …

What’s bigger than big data? The Internet of Everything

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CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Internet of Everything is here, it’s big and growing exponentially, and it promises to transform society even more dramatically than previous disruptive technologies, including the Internet and electricity. That was one of the key messages at an NCDS Tech Talk Oct. 23 in Sitterson Hall at UNC Chapel Hill. Cosponsored …

2014 Data Fellow wins research award to turn theory into practice

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RALEIGH, NC – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has announced that it has selected North Carolina State University’s Dr. Blair D. Sullivan for a $1.5 million Moore Investigator Award – one of only 14 nationally – as part of its Data-Driven Discovery Initiative. Sullivan’s work focuses on transforming theoretical algorithms into practical tools that …

Big Data a Big Topic at RTP 180

Big Data proved to be a topic of great interest when RTP 180 convened for its August event. Held monthly at RTP headquarters in Durham, NC, RTP 180 brings in 4-6 speakers from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, NC State University, and companies in the RTP region to share the stage and speak briefly around a …

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