As any public health physician would tell you, data is our most valuable ally. Monitoring rates of infection and taking measures to reduce exposure are essential to reducing the numbers of infected over longer periods of time, often referred to as ‘flattening the curve.’
Western researchers are charged up over the use of big data to help utility providers untangle the complexities of consumer energy demand across the country while also planning for a greener future.
Engineering professor Ayan Sadhu’s work uses big data to gather better information into the nation’s critical infrastructure, all in an effort to signal problems sooner, potentially saving millions of dollars and reducing the threat to those living in harm’s way.
As we stand at the precipice of major disruption, the role of the university in our society is, paradoxically, more essential than ever. Demands on contemporary workers and citizens are profound and require thoughtful, and broad, enabling educational strategies.
Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Abdallah Shami uses a database of 450 million data points to search for patterns and anomalies that could jam telecommunications services and compromise the intermediary servers.
A lot happens behind the scenes when a country implements mandatory voting – including inevitably higher turnout. But what if those numbers don’t mean what we think they do?
Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, along with an international team of researchers, looks to provide relief or millions around the globe by pairing brain stimulation with artificial intelligence and big data to uncover the role of genetics in successfully treating mental illness.
Borrowing from the world of bio-computing – and using algorithms originally designed to analyze strings of genetic code – Western professor Kate Helsen is revolutionizing the study of music.
If Western researcher Mark Daley succeeds in his newest role, the Western community will start using data in such a way that will transform the institution for the benefit of students, faculty and staff across campus.