UWaterloo adds research chair into data cleansing

With enterprises trying to squeeze more out of every bit of data they collect, making sure data from various sources is consistent is crucial to avoid duplication and aid machine processing. To help expand knowledge in the field business and legal news provider Thomson Reuters is expanding its relationship with the University of Waterloo by funding a research chair in data cleansing, to be held by professor Ihab Ilyas of the university’s Cheriton School of Computer Science. His work includes investigating new methods for storing, cleaning, and curating data. By holding a research chair Ilyas will continue focusing on integrating and curating data in an effort to overcome the problem of data silos, and help businesses make better use of their data. The research chair is an extension of work…


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