Making Sense of Big Data
Posted on March 15, 2018 by Keith Lynn
Dr. Jingshan Huang, left, professor of computer sciences, and Dr. Glen Borchert, an assistant professor of pharmacology and biology, are two USA researchers working in the field of informatics. The two have collaborated on projects.
Call them next-generation problem solvers.
From accelerating drug discovery target identification to improving patient outcomes using data to support clinical decision making, University of South Alabama researchers embracing the rapidly developing field of informatics are producing insights with targeted questions and using sophisticated data interrogation techniques.
At its core, informatics represents the development of real-world applications for the seemingly infinite amount of information 21st-century technology compiles and computes.
“It’s the ability to ask the questions and then mine the data in a way that returns statistically relevant results,” said Dr. Kimberly Littlefield, USA’s assistant vice president for research communication, development and learning.
“Data is as valuable as platinum now,” she said, calling it the “single best asset” an institution can leverage to provide faculty, the true experts in their fields, information to ask provocative questions and then assemble the results into a consumable form.
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