Going big on 'Big Data'
MIT, Intel, Mass. Gov. Patrick push to make Bay State a hotbed for next-wave information-science companies. From NECN
MIT has been selected from among 55 institutions that submitted 157 proposals to host a new Intel research center that will concentrate on what’s come to be called “big data” — new techniques for organizing and making sense of the huge amounts of information generated by Web users and new networked sensors.
That was just one of three related announcements made Wednesday at an event at MIT’s Stata Center — home of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) — that featured the president of MIT, the governor of Massachusetts, and the chief technology officer of Intel.
The Intel research center will be the cornerstone of a new CSAIL initiative known as “bigdata@CSAIL,” led by Associate Professor Sam Madden and Adjunct Professor Michael Stonebraker, both of MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). In addition to Intel, the initiative’s sponsors include AIG, EMC, SAP and Thomson Reuters.
Read more about the initiative at http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/big-data-csail-intel-center-0531.html