Posts tagged ‘Canada’

Look Who`s Doing Big Data in Nova Scotia: Tim Webster, Nova Scotia Community College

What kind of data are you working with? Geomatics, lidar elevation What kinds of analytics are you using? Terrain modelling, flood inundation, hydrodynamic modelling. What are the problems your company/project/group is interested in solving? Accurate depiction of the coastal zone and earth’s surface to support models. How did you get involved in your line of work? Geomatics education. What are you most proud of in your work? Employing and developing HQP, advancing the knowledge of laser scanning methods and processing to derive useful products for Nova Scotians. What are the biggest challenges in your line of analytics? Data volume and computer speed, cleaning and processing the lidar point clouds. What’s the best advice you can give someone interested in getting […] Continue Reading

Look Who’s Doing Big Data in Nova Scotia: Rob Warren, Big Data Institute, Dalhousie University

What kind of data is your company working with? The Big Data Institute works with various types of data including multimedia, text and traditional transactional data. What kinds of analytics is your company using? The Big Data Institute is current working on analytics projects for Consumer Sales Analysis, Energy Efficiency and Recommender Systems. A high-end visualization system will be online in the summer of 2014 to better interpret the analytical results that are being produced by our researchers. What are the problems your group is interested in solving? Big data management and mining problems in the sales, transit, marine data, and all aspects relating to marine biology, fisheries and shipping. How did you get involved in your line of work? […] Continue Reading

Look Who’s Doing Big Data in Nova Scotia: The Rounds

What kind of data are you working with? The Rounds is often called a ‘social network,’ and while our members don’t talk about their vacations, or their children or pets, it is ‘social’ in one very important way. Through social graphs, we mine data that measures interactions between physicians. These doctors are collaborating across specialties and around the country. Because of that, we can dig deep into their demographics and behaviors (read: who’s talking about what, where are they, and why does that matter?). What kinds of analytics are you using? We might, for instance, analyze a specific key word or topic; like juvenile diabetes. We can determine what demographic of doctors are most engaged around that topic. Is it […] Continue Reading

Look Who’s Doing Big Data in Nova Scotia: Analyze Re

What kind of data are you working with? Unstructured and structured data in the insurance and reinsurance industries. What kinds of analytics are you using? Predictive analytics such as optimization, Monte Carlo simulation and marginal pricing, using our proprietary high-performance computing architecture. What are the problems your company is interested in solving? Develop a generic analytical platform that can provide a high-performance framework in order to support a large variety of related, big-data analysis tasks having varying applications. How did you get involved in your line of work? Most of our team members have previous experience building real-time decision support systems at a highly quantitative reinsurance company. What are you most proud of in your work? Providing relevant client solutions […] Continue Reading

Look Who`s doing Big data in Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

What kind of data are you working with? Solar Energy, Building Energy Data What kinds of analytics are you using? Data selection and visualization, statistical analysis What are the problems your company/project/group is interested in solving? Developing tools to facilitate the adoption of Sustainable Energy technologies. How did you get involved in your line of work? Education geared towards sustainability and an interest in science and R&D. What are you most proud of in your work? Training and Experience that students gain working with our team, and the ideas and innovations they go on to pursue. What are the biggest challenges in your line of analytics? Sensor Systems, Data Acquisition, Data Quality, – (still diving into analytics, so plenty of […] Continue Reading

Look Who`s Doing Big Data in Nova Scotia: ACEnet

What kind of data are you working with? ACEnet is a regional consortia of nine universities in Atlantic Canada and the Atlantic Canadian regional partner of Compute Canada, the national umbrella organization responsible for advanced computing in Canada. We provide advanced computing resources and expertise to researchers in the region and in so doing have been a catalyst for collaboration among researchers, institutions and industry in Atlantic Canada. We facilitate pure and applied research, accelerating discovery, innovation, commercialization and regional development, while keeping Atlantic Canada at the forefront of scientific research and furthering our intellectual economy. What kinds of analytics are you using? ACEnet provides researchers with access nationally to 182,000 cores, 500 GPUs, 16 PBs of storage and a […] Continue Reading

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