Crunching the numbers for the common good
Big data can provide insights and information about the future; a University of Melbourne expert explains how big data can inform Australia's future.
Genes, numbers and the holy grail of cancer prevention
University of Melbourne researchers are leading a new effort to use genomics and personalised medicine against some of the most lethal cancers
How death by numbers promotes global health
University of Melbourne population health expert, Alan Lopez, has received Bloomberg funding to help developing countries improve their cause of death data.
Kaggle founder talks Big Data
Big Data is revolutionising how we live and work. This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast discusses the opportunities and challenges.
Is digital connectivity threatening your privacy?
Changes to online behaviour and the law are needed to ensure we reap the benefits of technological innovation without threatening our privacy.
Asking the right questions of big data in education
Universities have seized on big data to count every click their students make in learning management systems, but the focus needs to be on improving learning.
Big Data projects big things for White Night
Using algorithms to analyse large amounts of social media data can tell us a great deal about how visitors experience White Night.
How tacit collusion makes consumers pay
A first of its kind study that analysed over 1.7 million prices has provided empirical evidence of how tacit collusion worked in the Perth petrol market.
Making big sense of big data: The quest to improve human reasoning
US intelligence is investing millions of dollars in a global research effort to boost analytical thinking by unlocking the reason in crowds
Crime and privacy in open data
Testing the strength of methods used for protecting privacy in open data is critical, and criminalising it will only endanger privacy.