As the Institute for Big Data Analytics turns 5, we look back on the progress made and look ahead to the next five years, but also to discuss the future of big data and the opportunities and challenges we face as a society.
A project led by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Cooke Seafood and Dalhousie is using sophisticated sensors to convert a mussel's distinctive behaviour when exposed to stressors into an early detector of toxic algae. This is one of the first projects DeepSense, hosted in the Faculty, will work on.
The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government was on campus Monday to officially launch DeepSense, a unique research partnership between industry, academia and government that will help companies solve ocean-related data challenges.
Dalhousie welcomes four new Canada Research Chairs studying topics such as pain, Indigenous health, data visualization, and addictions and mental health. Two existing chairs (in advanced batteries and psychiatry) have also been renewed.