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LCDS joins Big Data Alliance

The Leiden Centre of Data Science has become a partner of the Big Data Alliance (BDA), a multidisciplinary platform that brings together experts from industry and academia.

BDA was founded earlier this year by Albert Bogaard (ORTEC, Parkmobile) and Marc Salomon (Dean of Amsterdam Business School), among others. The alliance is chaired by Alexander Rinnooy Kan. The purpose of BDA is to stimulate collaboration between different academic and non-academic organisations that have an expertise in data science. The idea behind this is that by working together, new and intelligent approaches to solving data related problems can be found.
 
Within the alliance, LCDS will focus on five specific areas of expertise:  sports, police, medicine, biodiversity and humanities. ‘When it comes to dealing with large amounts of data, it is of great importance that industry and academia join forces,’ says Jaap van den Herik, chair of the Board of Directors of LCDS. ‘By sharing expertise, resources and facilities, we can accomplish more.’
 
Albert Bogaard, one of the founders of the BDA, will give a talk during the 9th LCDS meeting (14 December 2015). More information on the Big Data Alliance can be found here.

(JvdB)

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