USC to teach worldwide researchers how to analyze biomedical information at Big Data U

Researchers need guidance as they untangle a massive jungle of biomedical data in their search for therapies, prevention techniques and cures to some of today’s most enigmatic diseases. To assist them, the National Institutes of Health has awarded USC a three-year, $6.3 million grant to build Big Data U, the nation’s first Training Coordination Center aimed at teaching people with different backgrounds how to assemble astronomical amounts of data into compatible and comparable statistics. The goal is to find trends, interesting relationships and clustering effects. “A lot of the big data we are dealing with haven’t even been collected yet,” said John Van Horn, the project’s lead investigator, associate professor of neurology and education, and director of a new Master of Science in neuroimaging and informatics at the Keck School…


Link to Full Article: USC to teach worldwide researchers how to analyze biomedical information at Big Data U