Darr: Big data presents big opportunity

Matt Darr, an Iowa State University professor of ag and biosystems engineering, sees new opportunities in digital agriculture. “It’s about using precision information to help farmers do things better, more efficiently and profitably.”

Howe: Making sense of big data

Adina Howe was a postdoctoral fellow at Michigan State University with C. Titus Brown (now Associate Professor of Genetics at the University of California, Davis) when she found herself trying to assemble bacterial genomes from metagenomics data sets so large—nearly 400 billion bases worth—that the assembler software couldn’t keep up. “They would require hundreds of … Continue reading Howe: Making sense of big data

Managing big data with efficient algorithms and software

Electrical and computer engineering professor devises technology that helps transform data into usable information. Over the past 10 to 15 years, there has been a big change in the ecosystem of software and hardware for data processing. Srikanta Tirthapura, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, says this change is being driven by favorable economic … Continue reading Managing big data with efficient algorithms and software