Netherlands, Utrecht

Big Data

when 11 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 950

The digital universe is expanding continuously. The huge amount of information is often referred to as Big Data. There are four dimensions to Big Data: its volume (i.e., scale of data), variety (i.e., different forms of data), veracity (i.e., uncertainty of data), and velocity (i.e., analysis of streaming data). These four dimensions make that Big Data have a huge potential to answer questions that could not be answered before. For example, in biomedical sciences, researchers increasingly make use of these Big Data, by pooling real-time data from multiple sources including electronic healthcare records in order to e.g. detect diseases at an early stage or assess effects of medical interventions in a timely manner.

During the summer school ?Big Data? you will be introduced to the field of Big Data. You will learn about recent developments in health informatics in collecting and accessing Big Data for research purposes. You will discuss differences with ordinary data analysis and learn how to visualize Big Data. Focus will be on use of Big Data for medical research purposes.

Course leader

Dr. R.H.H. Groenwold

Target group

The target group of this course includes advanced BSc and MSc students in biomedical sciences with a basic understanding of epidemiology and (medical) statistics.

Course aim

At the end of this course, participants will have an understanding of what Big Data are and how ? and to what extent ? these can be used for (medical) research purposes.

Fee info

EUR 950: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 750: Course + course materials

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