MIT Big Data Challenge - Transportation in the City of Boston [Nov 12, 2013 - Jan 20, 2014]
CHALLENGE MEETUP: DEC 10, 2013 5:00-7:00pm
for more details and meetup registration: http://bigdata.csail.mit.edu/meetup
Featured at the MIT Big Data Initiative Annual Meeting Nov 2013 - “Language, Robots, Babies, TV, Twitter and Big Data” by Deb Roy, Associate Professor MIT Media Lab and Chief Media Scientist, Twitter
The goal of the MIT Big Data Initiative, a multi-year effort launched in May 2012, is to identify and develop new technologies needed to solve next generation data challenges that will require the ability to scale well beyond what today's computing platforms, algorithms, and methods can provide. We want to enable people to leverage Big Data by developing systems and platforms that are reusable and scalable across multiple application domains.
Our approach includes two important aspects. First, we will work closely with key industry and government stakeholders to provide real-world applications and drive impact. Promoting in-depth interactions between academic researchers, industry and government is a key goal. Second, we believe the solution to Big Data is fundamentally multi-disciplinary. The team includes faculty and researchers hailing from diverse research backgrounds, including algorithms, architecture, data management, machine learning, privacy and security, user interfaces, and visualization, as well as domain experts in finance, industrial, medical, smart infrastructure, education and science.