'Big Data' conference will highlight analytics

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The School of Computing and Information Systems will host its first Big Data Conference on Friday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center.

Jerry Scripps, assistant professor of computing and information systems, said big data refers to the sharp increase of the size, arrival rate and complexity of data that is being generated and collected by business, government and other organizations.

“In the coming years it will affect many people across most disciplines,” he said. “The rapid increase in data will also bring a variety of challenges including data storage, data management and data preservation.”

Faculty members with expertise in data collection, storage, protection and analystics will share their work. Students and faculty members are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact the School of Computing and Information Systems at x12060.