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Workshop shows that data matters at Carolina

When you put more than 50 faculty members, center directors, and researchers from 30 different campus units in a room, ideas are inevitable. However, all the attendees at the Data@Carolina Workshop last week agreed on one point: The explosion of data presents educational and research opportunities across the Carolina community, and Carolina must take a strategic approach …

UNC-Chapel Hill’s RENCI and Georgia Tech to lead major effort that applies big data solutions to challenges faced in North Carolina and the South

Buried in troves of data that scientists have gathered, but not yet analyzed, could be key insights to improving health care disparities, coastal hazards, and urban planning in the southern United States. (Chapel Hill, N.C. – Nov. 2, 2015) — The University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) and Georgia Institute of Technology will co-direct …

NCDS sponsors UNC Computer Science student at Grace Hopper Celebration

Empowerment is one of the dominant themes of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC), according to attendees. It’s also the enduring feeling most important to Taylor Howard, a UNC-Chapel Hill student who the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) sponsored to attend the conference in October. In a time when, according to …

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 …

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