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Data Science

The volume of data available for making decisions has increased exponentially over the past ten years, creating a corresponding need to make sense of and take advantage of that vast data to inform decision-making in fields including scientific research, homeland security, defense, energy management, and many more.

Nearly every sector of the U.S. economy struggles with growing data volumes, resulting in “big data” becoming an increasingly important research field. The data management and data analytics sector is worth over $125 billion and is growing at a rate of almost 10% per year, and there are other big data markets such as health care genomics, the financial sector, emergency management, climate, and agribusiness. UNC has strengths in big data that, if collectively harnessed, can provide national leadership in this important sector.


The Future of Big Data: Cloud-based infrastructure comes to NC

  • North Carolina Data Science and Business Analytics Initiative: Using Analytics for Risk Mitigation
  • $2,168,379
  • July 2014 - June 2017
  • Led by Mirsad Hadzikadic, PhD, Director of UNC Charlotte’s Complex Systems Institute
  • UNC Charlotte
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • North Carolina State University