During two days around 30 researchers and seven companies have met to discuss research in big data, future challenges and collaborations.
“Big data” is an area of great importance in today’s society, given the extent to which we depend on computers and well-functioning software. The amount of data collected in recent years has increased exponentially. More and more companies attach sensors to their products that constantly collects data. People interact more and more digitally when registering everything from how we eat and sleep to how we exercise. Big data and data science is about how to process, analyse and ultimately extract knowledge from these large amounts of complex data.
During two days in September, around 30 researchers and companies met to discuss future challenges and collaborations. The main speaker at the meeting was Professor Paul Davidsson at Malmö University, previous a BTH emplyee. During the meeting, various aspects of the big data research were highlighted.