UM launches 0M project to harness ‘big data’

To be announced on Tuesday, the Data Science Initiative comes as the science of collecting, storing and analyzing vast and complex amounts of data for scientific discovery becomes a powerful new tool.(Photo: Paul Sancya / AP) Imagine taking all the data from someone’s Fitbit and combining it with information from their electronic health record, genetic profile, environment and sleep patterns. Analyzing it could revolutionize an individual’s health care, and it’s among the projects the University of Michigan may pursue as part of a $100 million “big data” initiative aimed at tackling real-world challenges such as curing diseases, helping people quit smoking and more. To be announced on Tuesday, the Data Science Initiative comes as the science of collecting, storing and analyzing vast and complex amounts of data for scientific discovery…


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