A&S News asked some Faculty leaders what’s ahead in their fields in 2016 and beyond. Unsurprisingly, some trends emerged.
There’s big buzz around big data — a key area of focus for a number of Arts & Science disciplines. Mining the vast quantity of information now available holds unimaginable promise: predicting and preventing crime, optimizing business, tackling diseases, even the discovery of new planets. Yet our ability to generate data exceeds our ability to analyze it, a key challenge for scientists in many A&S fields.
And big data is not the only big news — a just-launched research group investigating sustainability informatics will led by Professor Steve Easterbrook
Here's how computer science Chair, Professor Ravin Balakrishnan, weighed-in on the trends (Arts & Science News).