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. 

March 22, 2018

Data Science Experts Lead Smart Cities Workshop in Fairfax County, Virginia

Leaders and policymakers gathered in Fairfax County, Virginia to explore how data science can be used to improve health and safety in their communities. Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory Director Sallie Keller was invited to share her expert recommendations.

December 11, 2017

How to Put Data to Work in Your Neighborhood: Institute Experts Featured on The Conversation

Data can be an invaluable resource in our communities, improving quality of life and stimulating economic growth. Experts from the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech share their advice for helping local governments make the most of this information.

September 15, 2017

Biocomplexity Institute Launches Effort to Help Government Embrace Data Science

A growing number of government agencies seeking to expand the role big data plays in their day-to-day operations. Since launching Data Science for the Public Good in 2015, the Biocomplexity Institute has expanded this program to serve five Virginia counties, regional agencies like the Washington Metropolitian Area Transit Authority, and national organizations like the US Army Research Institute.

July 27, 2017

Saving the U.S. Census: Biocomplexity Institute’s Sallie Keller Featured in Science Magazine

As a lead researcher on the JASON report, Sallie Keller's team was tasked with finding ways to make the census more cost-effective without sacrificing data quality. Their findings chart a path forward for 2030.

May 15, 2017

Top Students Selected for Summer Program that Will Help Shape Government Policy

An intensive summer program pulls together undergraduate, graduate and postdoc students from multiple disciplines to find solutions to some of the most pressing social issues of our time. The Data Science for Public Good (DSPG) program is a joint effort of the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech and the Honors College.

May 09, 2017

Undergraduates Assist Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory in Economic Impact Study

A new effort to assess the cost-efficiency of open-source software, led by the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech’s Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, was carried out with assistance from undergraduate students at the university’s Blacksburg campus.

April 27, 2017

Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, Arlington County Team Up

Data analytics can help save lives. Case in point: Biocomplexity Institute researchers and local officials in Arlington County, Virginia, joined forces to increase fire safety and improve emergency 911 response times.

December 06, 2016

SDAL Director to Address White House Summit on Building Better Communities Through Data Science

In an increasingly fractured political environment, can big data help drive bipartisan support for effective policy? SDAL Director Sallie Keller will speak at a White House summit today outlining her lab's data-driven efforts to build more sustainable communities.

July 21, 2016

Virginia County Pilots Data Analytics Project That Could Serve as a National Model

Data scholars from Virginia Tech are working with Arlington County, Virginia, to help make leaders make smarter, data-driven decisions.

July 05, 2016

Community Learning Project Added to Partnership in MetroLab Network

The Biocomplexity Institute’s Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory is working with government leaders in Arlington County to plan and demonstrate the feasibility of a scalable “community learning” framework throughout the state of Virginia.

May 10, 2016

Data, Decision Sciences Key Ingredients for Virginia Tech to Solve Global Problems

Faculty members gathered to discuss Virginia Tech's development as a global destination for the data and decision sciences during a recent Beyond Boundaries meeting.