Saturday, 25 of February of 2017

LTU computer science receives NSF funding for big data research

LTU computer science received an award of $115,000 for three years from the National Science Foundation to develop novel algorithms to mine big astronomical databases.

Current and future observational astronomy is based on robotic telescopes collecting very large databases of billions of astronomical objects, making them the world’s largest public databases. LTU helps turning these large databases into knowledge and discoveries by developing state-of-the-art algorithms that can mine through very large databases of both image and numerical data.

Big data is one of the fastest growing fields in computer science in both academia and industry. LTU has developed unique expertise in the field of big data in the form of software tools that can analyze some of the most complex existing databases.