Big Data

How USF grads improve education, health care, and business by uncovering data's hidden stories

By Samantha Bronson, USF Magazine Posted Thu, 06/30/2016 - 14:34

Could your data change the world?

Whether you realize it or not, it’s already transforming your daily life. Corporations use big data to predict your next online purchase, health care providers to prevent the spread of disease, schools to assess how your children learn, and credit card companies to block fraud.

The problem is, less than 1 percent of that information is analyzed in any way.

So how can we wield this data to improve our lives and build better businesses, hospitals, and schools? A growing number of USF alumni and students with the skills to unlock big data’s potential are trying to answer that question.

Read more in the latest edition of USF Magazine.