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In the News: Big data big at Dal (via The Chronicle Herald)

Posted by Joann Alberstat on July 18, 2013 in Events, News, Research, Speakers

Big data analytics is growing and Dalhousie University is getting into the field in a greater way.

The Halifax university officially launched the Institute for Big Data Analytics on Thursday.

The institute, part of the faculty of computer science, is the first of its kind in Canada and possibly North America, Dalhousie officials said.

Stan Matwin, the institute’s director, said researchers at Dalhousie are already involved in the big data field nationally and internationally.

“It’s building on work that’s already done,” Matwin, a Canada Research Chair in Visual Text Analytics, said in an interview.

Continue reading the full article at The Chronicle Herald.