Big Data Institute

At Temple University, researchers across several disciplines have made important contributions to the scholarship of data analytics, data sciences, and business analytics, what is commonly referred to as “Big Data.” To leverage and harness the full potential of these disparate efforts on big data, the Big Data Institute serves as the institutional infrastructure to enable these distinct efforts to make a significantly greater impact.

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At Temple University, researchers across several disciplines have made important contributions to the scholarship of data analytics, data sciences, and business analytics, what is commonly referred to as “Big Data.” To leverage and harness the full potential of these disparate efforts on big data, the Big Data Institute serves as the institutional infrastructure to enable these distinct efforts to make a significantly greater impact. The Big Data Institute connects multiple disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to computer science, statistics, engineering, medicine, computational social sciences, biology, genomics, and business to harness the potential of big data. The Institute fosters the natural synergies among these disciplines to increase inter-disciplinary collaborations and reach a critical mass necessary to advance knowledge, expand curricula, and pursue external funding opportunities and create technology commercialization opportunities.


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Co-Directors

Zoran Obradovic, PhD
Co-Director, Big Data Institute
Laura H. Carnell Professor of Data Analytics
Professor, Computer and Information Sciences Department
Director, Center for Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics
College of Science and Technology, Temple University
zoran.obradovic@temple.edu

 

Paul A. Pavlou, PhD
Co-Director, Big Data Institute
Milton F. Stauffer Professor of Information Technology and Strategy
Associate Dean of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives
Chief Research Officer
Fox School of Business, Temple University
pavlou@temple.edu


Featured Faculty

Sanat Sarkar, PhD
Chair and Cyrus H. K. Curtis Professor
Department of Statistics
Fox School of Business, Temple University
sanat@temple.edu

 

Sunil Wattal, PhD
Associate Professor and Director
Management Information Systems Department
Fox School of Business, Temple University
swattal@temple.edu