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Can Big Data Make Our Bridges Safer?

Can Big Data Make Our Bridges Safer?

South Padres Island, TX, 2001. Minneapolis, MN, 2007. Seattle, WA, 2013. Three towns in three different parts of the country, yet inextricably linked by a common type of disaster – a bridge…
Privacy And Big Data: Is ‘Minority Report’ Science Fiction?

Privacy And Big Data: Is ‘Minority Report’ Science Fiction?

Privacy and Big Data A few days ago I happened to be watching a re-run of Minority Report, the 2002 neo-noir science fiction starring Tom cruise as “Precrime” Captain John…
Students Use Big Data To Analyze Crime In San Francisco

Students Use Big Data To Analyze Crime In San Francisco

San Francisco, the lovely City by the Bay, is generally a safe place to live, especially when compared to other cities of…
India: Where Tradition Meets Technolgy

India: Where Tradition Meets GPS-Enabled Rickshaws And Biometric Scans

Auto rickshaws are the lifeline for a significant number of commuters in most towns and cities in India. (Image…
India Opens Its Retail Sector, Why The IT Guys Should Rejoice

India Opens Its Retail Sector, Why The IT Guys Should Rejoice

A few days ago, New Delhi announced a policy opening India’s notoriously fragmented and inefficient retail sector for a 51% foreign ownership in multi-brand retail (think Wal-Mart) and 100% ownership…