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A survey of big data research
Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Publications
  • Hua (Julia) Fang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Zhaoyang Zhang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Chanpaul Jin Wang, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Mahmoud Daneshmand, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Chonggang Wang, InterDigital
  • Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
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Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
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Big data create values for business and research, but pose significant challenges in terms of networking, storage, management, analytics, and ethics. Multidisciplinary collaborations from engineers, computer scientists, statisticians, and social scientists are needed to tackle, discover, and understand big data. This survey presents an overview of big data initiatives, technologies, and research in industries and academia, and discusses challenges and potential solutions.

  • Big data,
  • Bioinformatics,
  • Business,
  • Data visualization,
  • Genomics,
  • Medical services,
  • Research and development,
  • UMCCTS funding
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Fang H, Zhang Z, Wang CJ, Daneshmand M, Wang C, Wang H. A survey of big data research. IEEE Netw. 2015 Sep-Oct;29(5):6-9. PubMed PMID: 26504265; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4617656. doi: 10.1109/MNET.2015.7293298. Link to article on publisher's website

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Hua (Julia) Fang, Zhaoyang Zhang, Chanpaul Jin Wang, Mahmoud Daneshmand, et al.. "A survey of big data research" Vol. 29 Iss. 5 (2015)
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