Along with machine learning, data mining and statistics, visualisations are playing an important role in current-day data analytics.
Cancer researchers dream of offering personalized treatments to patients. Can they get there using the same math that drives Netflix recommendations?
A time-series analysis of tree cover loss before, during and after road construction reveals a strong relationship between infrastructure development and accelerating deforestation.
As climate change increases the frequency and severity of disasters in the near future, leveraging social media data, crowd-sourcing and other means of discovering the unknown will become crucial.
Policy changes such as the 'lockout laws' have had profound impacts on inner Sydney nightlife. Transport data help us see whether these have caused problems to spill over into neighbouring areas.
Australia has lagged behind some other countries in its investment in smart cities, but in retrospect that may not have been such a bad thing.
A new data portal bypasses the big data bottleneck to find targeted therapies for leukaemia.
Data is becoming more and more important to the online advertising game. Soon, the ability to use data and algorithms will be a basic requirement in online advertising.
New legislation will soon require organisations to disclose any data breaches involving your private details. But the legislation still has some gaps in it.
Most people know they can donate their organs after they pass away. But what about their medical data? For National Donor Day, we suggest countries create national databases of data donors.
Strategies that exploit what our online data trails reveal about us can be used to fool us into thinking our desires will be met. Brexit and Trump show us how politics at the margins can be played.
Traffic wastes time, creates pollution and costs money. But can it also affect us psychologically? A new study suggests that unexpected traffic can increase the incidence of domestic violence.
Public spaces are becoming new arenas for people power – and it's all down to how you use your smart phone.
Between the European Union and the US, the international transfer of personal data became an economic, social and political issue.
Centrelink's debt recovery problems reflect an over-simplistic application of policy to the complexity of workers’ lives in a flexible labour market.
Data centers are taking over the factories where workers once processed checks, baked bread and printed Bibles. What will the rise of the information-based economy mean for American cities?
More data isn't necessarily better unless it's properly collected, curated and analysed.
Roads versus public transport: for decades, these have been the battle lines in debates over transport in our cities. But a revolution in mobility is under way that will transform our thinking.
It's almost impossible for any human to spot something unknown or unusual in the massive amount of data collected by our telescopes. So we're teaching an intelligent machine to search the data for us.
Facebook has banned insurance firm Admiral from using its data but research suggests it could predict if you're a risk taker.