Results for: Big Data

virginia tech students participate in simulated cyberattack exercise

June 08, 2018

Virginia State Budget Includes $25 million for Virginia Tech-led Commonwealth Cyber Initiative

The newly funded program will leverage Virginia Tech's Data Analytics Center and the Biocomplexity Institute to bring together computer scientists, engineers, and statisticians to meet the research and talent needs of a data-intensive world. As the lead organization of this initiative, Virginia Tech will issue a report to the General Assembly by December 1 to outline next steps for the program. 

January 30, 2018

From A-bombs to Zika: Guiding Government Planning for Major Disasters

What would happen if a nuclear device were detonated in downtown Washington, D.C.? Biocomplexity Institute researchers have developed simulation systems to help the government prepare for "worst-case" scenarios, with support from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency. 

August 14, 2017

Using Big Data to Stop an Epidemic: Director Chris Barrett Interviewed by Healthcare Informatics

Leaders at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), in Blacksburg, Virginia, have been busy working on an exciting initiative: they have been developing an analytic modeling platform and simulation environment that make it possible to prepare for and prevent the spread of common infectious diseases such flu as well as rare diseases like Ebola and Zika.

June 20, 2017

Biocomplexity Institute’s Ebola-tested Tools Help Set New Standard for Federal Disease Control

Biocomplexity Institute researchers are building an online network designed to help disease experts share information, identify warning signs of impending epidemics, and coordinate effective response strategies for ongoing outbreaks.

April 05, 2017

“Color-blind” Sentencing Can’t Cure Racial Bias in US Criminal Justice System, New Study Suggests

By re-creating real-world incarceration trends within a computational model, Virginia Tech researchers have created a toolset that can estimate how a set of criminal justice reforms will impact overall rates of imprisonment.

June 15, 2016

Uncharted Territory: How Big Data is Helping to Map an Emerging Zika Epidemic

The Biocomplexity Institute's newly developed simulation system uses information on people's movements through infected regions to predict where the virus will spread next.

October 08, 2015

Grant Supports New Interdisciplinary PhD Program Focused on Big Data and Urbanization

Virginia Tech will create a new Ph.D. certificate program focused on big data and urbanization with a grant of nearly $3 million over a five-year period from the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program.