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Data Science

March 20, 2013

Data science, or “big data” as it is sometimes called, and how to harness it is a hot topic these days. Even the White House weighed in on its importance with a memorandum in early 2013. Mason researchers are manipulating vast quantities of data in a variety of ways. In this section, we look at a few of our scientists.

Bringing Big Data to Social Science

Mason public policy professor Anne L. Washington uses computational methods to study how government functions could be improved with knowledge management.

Machine Learning Addresses Medical Needs

Mason computer scientist Janusz Wojtusiak says “machine learning” will help computers aid doctors in determining medical treatments, preparing medical bills, and predicting patients’ disabilities.

Researcher Unlocks the Big Potential of Big Data

Professor of astrophysics Kirk Borne explains the logic behind big data, and how it’s essentially changing the way we conduct science.

Using Algorithms to Conduct Large-Scale Metagenome Analysis

Computer Scientist Huzefa Rangwala is developing new algorithms to analyze the functions and relationships of microbial communities.

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