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July 17, 2018

big data

April 23, 2018

Research initiative seeks to connect music and big data

From digital analysis of Bach sonatas to mining data from crowdsourced compositions, researchers at the University of Michigan are using modern big data techniques to transform how we understand, create and interact with music.

January 24, 2017

Projects use Big Data to predict diseases, advance genomics analysis

Researchers at the University of Michigan will use Big Data and mobile technology to learn how to predict when individuals will get diseases including depression and hepatitis C, and to unlock the potential of single-cell gene sequencing under three recently funded projects.

November 2, 2015

University plays leading role in regional big data hub

A "big data brain trust" has been established by the National Science Foundation to bring together industry, government and academia to accelerate this emerging field and harness it to solve some of society's toughest problems.

October 28, 2015

Economics professor gets $2.1M from NSF for big data project

Martha J. Bailey, associate professor of economics, has been awarded a grant of more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation to support the creation of the Longitudinal Intergenerational Family Electronic Micro-Database.

September 28, 2015

Symposium on Oct. 6 kicks off university's data science initiative

Top data scientists from around the country will gather in the Rackham Building on Oct. 6 for a symposium to launch the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the centerpiece of the university's recently announced $100 million investment in data science.

September 24, 2015

U-M leads $5M big-data project to widen 'bottleneck to discovery'

Buried in troves of data that scientists have gathered, but not yet analyzed, could be key insights to improving cancer treatment, understanding Alzheimer's disease, predicting climate change effects and developing cheaper, clean energy technologies.

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