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The Power of Big Data

Speakers: Gianluca Demartini
Topic(s): Computers and Society,Databases & Information,Web Topics


More and more data is being generated around us by every activity we do in our daily life. Such large amounts of data are changing the way we do things and are used to make data-driven decisions by companies and organisations. From mobile phones, wearable devices up to the shopping we do, more and more data is being stored and analysed for a number of commercial and humanitarian purposes. In this talk I will present Big Data dimensions and examples of large data processing infrastructures that companies such as Facebook and Google currently use. I will then talk about the way data is changing our lives including, for example, how advertisement is being personalised based on our individual data and how working patterns are today decided by data and algorithms. Finally, I will present the Big Data research we do at the University of Sheffield where we investigate novel ways to provide access to information on the Web by integrating structured and unstructured content.


About this Lecture

Number of Slides: 25
Duration: 30 minutes
Languages Available: English
Last Updated: 12-09-2015
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