Does big data really matter?

It does if you make it work for you.

Promoting healthy communities

TDA scientists are using data analytics tools and techniques to understand and predict microbial threats to health, food supplies, and natural resources worldwide.

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70faculty affiliates representing 30 disciplines 80existing and emerging community and industry partnerships 32new faculty recruited, across 9 colleges 1stresearch university to create a data analytics bachelor’s degree
Translational Data Analytics
@ Ohio State:
A foundational component of the university’s $500 million Discovery Themes initiative.

Feeding the global population

Ohio State researchers in precision agriculture are addressing skyrocketing food production needs with new monitoring tools and analytics to improve crop yields and resource management.

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Member Directory Together, TDA faculty turn questions into answers, ideas into innovation.


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David Mongeau, MS, MBA TDA Program Director Our faculty and students are so driven to deliver solutions that make a difference, you can’t help but be energized by TDA. We’re making sure the university's unprecedented investment in data science and analytics matters.

Sustaining our energy and environmental resources

Ohio State faculty and students are engineering new hybrid car technologies and utilizing modeling and simulations to guide their design decisions.

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June 27, 2016   |   News
Study shows hospital administrative intensity affects health care improvements

For hospital administrators, there’s a sweet spot between being too hands-on and being too hands-off when it comes to management. In the middle ground, health care leaders can improve patient...

June 6, 2016   |   News
Machiraju named interim faculty director for Translational Data Analytics

Raghu Machiraju has been named interim faculty director and co-lead of Translational Data Analytics, effective June 1. Machiraju, a TDA affiliate and Faculty in Residence, will jointly oversee TDA with...

May 23, 2016   |   News
Panda lab’s open-source libraries give big data users high-performance speeds

In the world of big data, computer technology holds the keys to the castle—computer software that’s built to store, sort, and interpret information collected in data analytics projects. The better...

May 4, 2016   |   News
Undergrads and businesses meet in business analytics program

Fisher College of Business is home to a business analytics cluster that’s a hit both with students and with companies who sponsor the program. Students get hands-on experience creating real-world...

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Creating solutions,
advancing data science.

Improving business performance and customer experience

TDA faculty in statistics, food production, and management sciences are using data analytics and visualization to collaborate with a major food producer on increasing manufacturing process efficiencies and output.

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August 15, 2016   |   News
Registration open for TDA Fall Forum Poster Session

Ohio State postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to present on their data analytics and decision science research at TDA’s second annual Fall Forum Research...

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Workshop on Omics Data Analysis

Jennings Hall, 3rd Floor

AWS Agriculture Analysis in the Cloud Day

8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center 

Data Driven '16 Conference

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

HackOHI/O 2016

Ohio Union Grand Ballroom