The Institute for Big Data Analytics is turning five. Headquartered at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Computer Science, the Institute for Big Data Analytics has become an international hub of excellence in big data research – supporting local industry to use big data to make an impact and training the next generation of researchers and practitioners to advance this area of innovation.

As the Institute for Big Data Analytics reaches this milestone, we will acknowledge the progress made in this area for Dalhousie and the region, look back on the research advances made, and look ahead to the next five years. This is an opportunity to not only focus on the direction the Institute for Big Data Analytics will take to align with the university’s and regions’ strategic priorities, but also to discuss the future of big data and the opportunities and challenges we face as a society. 

Anniversary Celebration

As the Institute for Big Data Analytics reaches this milestone, we will acknowledge the progress made in this area for Dalhousie and the region, look back on the research advances made, and look ahead to the next five years. Join us for speeches, student research poster presentations, and refreshments. Learn more.

Public Lecture

Reasoning on Data & Algorithmic Bias: Explaining the network effect in opinion dynamics and the training data bias in machine learning by Fosca Giannotti, Director of Research at the Information Science and Technology Institute “A. Faedo” of the National Research Council, Pisa, Italy. Learn more.

Public Panel Discussion

Ethical AI: Where is the horizon and how do we get there? Join us as we discuss the ethical challenges arising as artificial intelligence permeates our lives. Learn more.

 

Recent Coverage

January 8, 2017.  View the longer video of the seminar:  Visualizing AIS Fishing Activity with Datashader and Cesium by Johna Latouf

October 19, 2017.  Dr. Stan Matwin participates in a public debate about AI, Robots and Our Future.  Follow the link to watch the debate.