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Technological advances in devices, software, networking, and other technologies have given rise to a phenomenon known as “big data”—digital data that is rich in variety, volume, velocity, and complexity.

From business transactions, social media, health and fitness monitoring, to scientific data sets, there now exists an exceptional opportunity for individuals able to harvest and extract valuable insights from that data to make a difference in organizations and society.

WPI offers the following programs:

 
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  • Kong

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Xiangnan Kong
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Xiangnan Kong’s research involves both data mining and analysis, as he works to discover meaningful patterns in vast amounts of data and extract those patterns to make predictions.

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  • Randy Paffenroth

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Randy Paffenroth
    Department: Mathematics
    Title: Visiting Associate Professor

    Bridging mathematics, computer science, and software engineering, he tackles large scale data analytics from multiple angles—proving theorems and using those theorems to find solutions.

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  • Elke Angelika Rundensteiner

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Elke Rundensteiner
    Department: Computer Science
    Title: Professor

    Elke Rundensteiner focuses on developing big data analytics techniques and large-scale data infrastructures to extract insights from large streams of data.

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  • Andrew Trapp

    Faculty Profile

    Name: Andrew Trapp
    Department: School of Business
    Title: Assistant Professor

    Trapp focuses on optimization over large data sets—designing and refining algorithms that find optimal solutions to complex problems using large, and at times incomplete, sets of data.

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