The ‘DATA Bulls’ use computer science skills to create data analytics for college sports teams.
Pro sports teams use big data to win big. It's time for colleges to get students in on the action, a computer science professor argues.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers' personal information a priority.
A Mountain Equipment Co-op store in Montréal .
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Since its inception, Mountain Equipment Co-op has collected information on every single transaction of each of its five million members. In the current digital economy, this data is a goldmine.
Australian emergency services are using social media for a number of purposes during disasters. What they are not doing well is analysing social media data in real time to improve disaster management.
To control the coronavirus spread, the U.S. needs to get the most value out of the limited testing capacity it has.
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Testing everyone for COVID-19 isn't realistic in a country the size of the US, but there are ways to design testing systems that can catch most of the cases.
Singapore’s successful use of a mobile contact tracing app is among the ways New Zealand could use technology better in its COVID-19 lockdown.
Automated text messages if your phone detects you're a long way from home, or discounted home internet, are just a few possible technology solutions to make New Zealanders "stay home to save lives".
Advancements in data analytics can prevent food wastage and save farmers from significant losses along the fresh produce value chain.
Unlike purpose-built data storage systems, a data lake can be used to dump data in its original form. This data usually remains unsupervised.
A major cyber attack on a data lake could have immense consequences for any of us. And the damage could be felt anywhere from banking to the healthcare sector.
Analysing big data can tell us how a big city ticks, including where suitable housing and jobs are, and how best to get to them.
We have learnt to be wary of big data, but it can also be your friend: one platform combines and analyses data about housing, jobs and transport to reveal very useful information about living in Perth.
John Stockton holds the NBA record for career assists.
Why are three-pointer shots from the corner more efficient than the ones above the break? The answer: More than 90 percent of corner three-point shots are assisted.
Miami Marlins fans have little to look forward to this season.
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Roughly one-third of the league won't be trying to win this season. What's fueling this trend?
Working together, people and technology companies can make a lot of progress.
Amazon, Facebook and Google have lofty goals for their effects on global society. But people around the world are still waiting for the positive results. Here's what the tech giants could do.
Often the value of data science lies in the work of joining the dots.
Data science can map where street harassment is most prevalent, ensure public bins don't overflow and identify neighbourhoods with poor fire safety standards in the home.
Man and machine.
Artificial intelligence and data analytics are transforming the practice of law.
Cities are growing vertically as well as horizontally, so infrastructure needs to ensure people can move up and down as well as across the city.
Cities are expanding upwards and downwards, as well as outwards. With urban density also increasing, moving people efficiently around the city, often using ageing infrastructure, is quite a challenge.
The data you create when using the internet can actually be used to discriminate against you.
Noise around extreme practices drowns out how data analytics is being used in everyday ways. To really consider control of our data we must look beyond Cambridge Analytica.
Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix.
The privacy backlash over Cambridge Analytica and Facebook may lead to explosive consequences for academics.
The global market for predictive analytics is growing.
Business managers often rely on predictive algorithms to make recruiting decisions that affect a company's bottom line. But these kinds of algorithms aren't really "predictive" at all.
Ngwe Thein says he was forced to work on a fishing trawler with inadequate food and little or no pay.
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July 30 marks the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. How can computer scientists help combat this problem?