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Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

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Bioinformatics | Computer Engineering | Databases and Information Systems | Genomics | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing


Big data create values for business and research, but pose significant challenges in terms of networking, storage, management, analytics, and ethics. Multidisciplinary collaborations from engineers, computer scientists, statisticians, and social scientists are needed to tackle, discover, and understand big data. This survey presents an overview of big data initiatives, technologies, and research in industries and academia, and discusses challenges and potential solutions.


Big data, Bioinformatics, Business, Data visualization, Genomics, Medical services, Research and development, UMCCTS funding

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Fang H, Zhang Z, Wang CJ, Daneshmand M, Wang C, Wang H. A survey of big data research. IEEE Netw. 2015 Sep-Oct;29(5):6-9. PubMed PMID: 26504265; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4617656. doi: 10.1109/MNET.2015.7293298. Link to article on publisher's website

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