Resolve Magazine: Volume 2, 2013

The Era of Big Analytics

Welcome to the Fall 2013 issue of Resolve—a magazine dedicated to research and educational innovation in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University.

Much has been written in recent years about the explosion of data being generated by the Internet and mobile devices and the manner in which this is changing the way we communicate and make decisions. This phenomenon is often popularly referred to as Big Data, but the term Big Analytics more accurately captures the dual nature of the challenges and opportunities posed by the next phase of the Information Age.

At Lehigh, we define Big Analytics as the science surrounding the study of problems that involve massive amounts of data and/or large-scale computations. The promise of Big Analytics is twofold: It will enable us to extract greater meaning from huge sets of data, much of it contained in ever-evolving and unstructured formats such as videos, emails, click streams and tweets. It will also make it possible to study climate shifts, nuclear fusion, radiation therapies and other phenomena that are too complex to reproduce and observe in a controlled environment. In short, Big Analytics endeavors to transform data into insight and help us make more intelligent decisions.

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