Photo gallery: ‘Big Data, Better World?’ conference
Claremont Graduate University’s Transdisciplinary Studies program hosted a conference on Nov. 21, 2014, exploring how big data can be harnessed to address pressing social conditions.
The “Big Data, Better World?” conference featured a keynote address by Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri Corporation.
The full-day event, which sold out within days of being announced, featured scientists and humanists, researchers and practitioners, faculty and students, from across the schools and disciplines at CGU and beyond. Claremont Graduate University professors Heather Campbell, Brian Hilton, Hal Nelson, Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Jean Schroedel, and Paul Zak each presented on how they are using big data to advance research in fields ranging from economics to civil rights.
The conference is part of a series of activities being organized by the Transdisciplinary Studies Program’s Big Data Initiative.