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Big Data: Scanning Radio Astronomic Data for ET

By Dick Weisinger

SETI@home (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Life), a 20-year old experiment to search for life beyond our earth, was retired at the end of March. The idea for the project was first conceived in 1995 by computer scientist David Gedye and ultimately

Simulation: Modeling the World to Understand and Improve It

By Dick Weisinger

Computer simulation has been used for decades to understand and predict complex interactions. As computers have grow increasingly powerful so have the capabilities of simulation. Alex Chadwick, computer scientist from Cambridge University, said that between 1970 and the early 2000s

Big Data and Analytics (BDA): Strong Growth in Professional Services, Consumer Services and Media

By Dick Weisinger

The Big Data and Analytics (BDA) market is expected to reach $190 billion in 2019 and will brow 13 percent annually to reach $274.3 billion in 2022, according to IDC. Jessica Goepfert, program vice president at IDC, said that “when

Big Data: Automotive Data Collection and Analytics is Big Business

By Dick Weisinger

The market size of Big Data has gotten too big. Increasingly analyst reports are breaking Big Data into smaller market segments and creating separate reports for segments of the total Big Data space, like for “Automotive Big Data“, “Manufacturing Big

Big Data: Applying Geometry to Understand Data Sets

By Dick Weisinger

Think data and you think about statistics and numerical algorithms that process and squeeze data for information. Computer scientists and number crunchers reign in this world while advanced mathematical techniques are often sidelined. One area of mathematics, topology and advanced