ISTC Researchers Present Work at NEDB Day 2017

ISTC for Big Data principal investigators, researchers and their students presented work at North East Database Day 2017, held at MIT’s Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass., on January 27, 2017. Microsoft and Facebook sponsored the event. The 9th Annual North East … Continue reading

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Genomics Data, Analytics and the Future of Climate Change

By Vijay Gadepally, MIT CSAIL, in collaboration with the Chisholm Laboratory at MIT Meet Prochlorococcus marinus, a marine cyanobacterium that’s intricately linked to the global carbon cycle, widely present in seawater, and possibly holds secrets to future climate change. These … Continue reading

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ForeCache: Raising the Bar in Big Data Visual Exploration

By Leilani Battle, MIT CSAIL In many discussions with scientists across a variety of specialties, we have found that interactive visualizations are important tools for helping people make sense of massive amounts of data. In particular, interactive visualizations are critical … Continue reading

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ISTC for Big Data Researchers Present at NEDB Day 2016

ISTC for Big Data principal investigators and researchers presented a broad base of research at North East Database Day 2016, which was sponsored by Microsoft and held at MIT’s Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass., January 28, 2016. The 8th Annual North … Continue reading

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2015: Momentum, Moments and Memories

Greetings of the season from the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data.  As 2015 comes to a close, we thought we would share some moments and memories that were captured here in the ISTC for Big Data blog … Continue reading

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Pushing the Boundaries of Visual Interactive Analytics

  As the volume, variety and velocity of data grow, data analysts struggle with asking and answering big questions of the data – even with the availability of increasingly sophisticated data visualization tools. It takes far too long for analysts … Continue reading

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ISTC to Unveil New Big Data Federation Architecture at VLDB 2015

At the upcoming Very Large Data Bases 2015 Conference in Hawaii, the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data will unveil its first big “capstone” project: a federated reference architecture that enables query processing over multiple databases, where each … Continue reading

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Higher-Level Tools for Interactive Data Visualization

By Jeffrey Heer, Arvind Satyanarayan, Kanit Wongsuphasawat & Dominik Moritz of the UW Interactive Data Lab In popular conversation, discussions of data visualization often involve specialized interactive graphics – typically intended to convey a story – that were hand-crafted by skilled designers. … Continue reading

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Wanted: Big Data Interfaces for End Users

As Big Data proliferates, our community unfortunately is not taking full advantage of the web to provide better information-management tools to help end users. We need to follow the philosophy behind the DataHub project: The value of data is directly … Continue reading

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Big Data in Transportation and Urban Planning

By Kristin Tufte, Portland State University, and Deena Platman, DKS Associates The Urban Planning and Transportation domains are undergoing a major change in data collection and usage. Two major factors contributing to this change are: first, a significant increase in … Continue reading

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