Hacking Away at Big Data
SEAS co-director and professor of Statistics at NC State, Brian Reich, co-organized “MATDAT18” to promote interdisciplinary approaches to complex issues in big data. The NSF-funded “hackathon” brought together forty-one engineers and scientists from academia, industry and government. Twelve teams composed of both materials (“mat”) researchers and data (“dat”) scientists, worked together to apply advanced data science methods to address important, challenging problems in materials science and engineering spanning from brain aneurysms to renewable energy. Over two complete days of “hacking,” new collaborations were established to in develop novel ways by leading methods in data science. For more information on the projects and outcomes, visit https://matdat18.wordpress.ncsu.edu/.