Methods stemming from decades of research on disordered materials are used to describe algorithmic phase transitions, and to design new algorithms in machine-learning problems.
The Supreme Court may soon hear a case on data-driven criminal sentencing. Research suggests that algorithms are not as good as we think they are at making these decisions.
By embracing a style beyond the typical classroom lecture, math education can serve all of our students better.
Big data shows that we may need to rethink heart attack treatments.
Welcome to the new Wild West.
The in depth story of a student project that paved the way for a society-level shift in how we use computers.
To ease the stress of commuting, don't ditch the bus – just make it smarter.
Science today is increasingly data-driven, but our education system has not caught up.
The Productivity Commission’s report on data availability and use is disappointing for consumers, who won't be able to stop firms collecting their data or challenge automated decisions made using it.
Project Baseline opens up new opportunities in health care, both for the researchers working with big data and for consumers who want more sophisticated ways to track their health.
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.