Big data

Big Data is a collection of large data sets, difficult to use because of the volume, the speed at which they are collected or generated (velocity) and their distinct types (variety). Public and private sector organizations have access to enormous amounts of data and it’s influencing the way they operate. They are realising in order to be successful they must leverage their data to make efficient business decisions.  The amount and diversity of available data requires innovative methods in data extraction, analysis, integration and visualization.

Our research focus is on identifying the value that big data can provide from the discovery of strategic information up to its analysis and exploitation. By combining basic, strategic and applied research, we delve into different ways of representing and analysing big data to make it amenable to valuable insight discovery.

Our group  collaborates with international partners from academia and the public and private sectors. It receives funding from national and international funding agencies.

For more information about the Big Data Group, see https://www.bigdata.vestforsk.no/


 

Publications

Articles

  • Mann framfor uteplass ved høgskulebygg

    With an international career in research, 16 scientific book titles and a large network stretching across the globe, Rajendra Akerkar is one of Sogndal's academic stars. The Big Data Professor is currently working to recruit young researchers to his field of research, as two positions are open this summer in the field of big data and innovation in regional businesses.

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    Identifying and exposing fake news and online hate speech is to be a research topic in a new, international collaboration project within big data. Western Norway Research Institute will be cooperating with colleagues in India, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and the USA. The top researchers taking part in this project will be sharing knowledge as well as research methods, in addition to including students in their ongoing research.

  • Foto frå delegasjonreise til India

    Research collaboration with Indian researchers may soon be a reality for Western Norway Research Institute, following the institute’s recent participation on an official, Norwegian delegation visit to India. One of the institute’s IT researchers, professor Rajendra Akerkar, travelled to New Delhi and Chennai in February, making new academic contacts.

  • LeMo møte-deltagere, september 2019

    The fifth general meeting of the EU project "Leveraging Big Data for Managing Transport Operations" (LeMO) was held in Sogndal on September 5th and 6th, organized by Western Norway Research Institute.

  • ""

    This book offers a practical guide to artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that are used in business.

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    The third LeMO project meeting was held in Sogndal, Norway on the 19th to 21st of June 2018.