Big Data Analytics & Machine Learning

The Big Data and Machine Learning research cluster tackles important problems and develops real-life applications, harnessing technologies to extract insights and use data in a more effective way - supporting decision making across organizations and sectors – in a way made possible through dramatic advances in computing, digital storage, networking and sensor technologies.  

With expertise in sectors including oceans, defense, aerospace and healthcare, areas of research focus include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Text data
  • Data mining
  • Knowledge management
  • Natural language processing
  • Deep learning

Researchers in Big Data and Machine Learning work with national and international partners, with recent projects involving JASCO, ExactEarth, Irving Shipbuilding, Thales, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, Stelia, Department of Surgery and the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care.

The research cluster is home the Institute for Big Data Analytics, an international hub for excellence in big data research.

Aside from innovative research and partnerships, the Big Data and Machine Learning research cluster focuses on curriculum development, and showcasing the advances taking place at Dalhousie and beyond through a series of research seminars.