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Institute for Big Data Analytics

On July 18, 2013, the Faculty of Computer Science officially launched the Institute for Big Data Analytics.

The atrium was filled with a buzz of excitement from staff, faculty and senior administration from the University, industry partners and government, as everyone mingled and listened on as speakers unveiled the goals of, along with the amount of support for, the Institute.

Speakers included Dr. Mike Shepherd (Dean, Faculty of Computer Science), Dr. Martha Crago (VP Research), Honourable Minister Graham Steele (Economic and Rural Development and Tourism), Dave Kasik (Boeing Senior Technical Fellow) and Dr. Stan Matwin (Director, Institute for Big Data Analytics). 

The mission for this institute is to create knowledge and expertise in the field of Big Data Analytics by facilitating fundamental, interdisciplinary and collaborative research, advanced applications, advanced training and partnerships with industry.

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