Big Data! It refers to the vast piles of electronic data collected and used daily to analyse patterns and trends in human behaviour – basically to run our lives. Strangely, we often hear only the dark side of all that information being ‘out there’.
Fortunately, data scientists everywhere are increasingly using this information for good – getting themselves data-literate and being proactive rather than reactive. From beating fraudsters at their own game using clever data forensics to mapping and improving human health, join our festival big data super highway and find out what’s in it for you.
Big Data and Me is presented with Academic Partner QUT.
Kerrie Mengersen is a Professor of Statistics at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and is currently an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow. She leads a 'Bayesian Research...View Profile
Ariel Bogle is a technology reporter at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She writes, edits and makes radio about technology policy and culture. Most recently, she was technology editor with The...View Profile
Matt Shepit is a Data Scientist in the Risk & Forensics group at PwC Australia. He’s passionate about creating useful solutions for any data problem. Having trained initially as a...View Profile
Joanne Aitken is a cancer epidemiologist who is internationally recognised for her work in the epidemiology of skin cancer and cancer in children. She is Head of the Viertel Cancer...View Profile
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