Huge quantities of data are being generated all over the world every minute of every day: climate data, social network posts, digital images, videos. But how can these mountains of data be used, in research for example? The “art” of analysing and interlinking such data so as to benefit from it is known as “big data”. In this edition we present to you the visions, opportunities and challenges associated with big data. Read also what Sofja Kovalevskaja Award winner Dr Katja Dörschner-Boyaci has to say about shiny table tops and the relationship between design and psychology, learn about current funding programmes, and get exciting insights into flirting frogs.
IN FOCUS: Big Data
CAREER & FUNDING
Sofja Kovalevskaja Award
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Sofja Kovalevskaja Award provides funding for promising young academics from abroad. Applications can be submitted until 31 July 2015.More