Does big data really matter?

It does if you make it work for you.

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Translational Data Analytics
at Ohio State
We're already making it work

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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February 22, 2017   |   News
Innovation Lab opportunity: Junior faculty encouraged to apply

Junior faculty members (Assistant/Associate Professors) are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Innovation Lab: “Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges in our Understanding of the Microbiome.” This novel, interdisciplinary opportunity...

February 20, 2017   |   News
LOI due March 21: TDA Seed Grant RFP

As part of its mission to connect faculty with resources to create data- and analytics-enriched solutions for research and real world problems, TDA invites faculty throughout Ohio State to submit proposals...

February 20, 2017   |   News
Bunger named Society for Social Work and Research Fellow

Translating data into real-world solutions is at the heart of Alicia Bunger’s research as assistant professor in Ohio State’s College of Social Work. Bunger was recently named a 2017 Society...

February 15, 2017   |   News
Watch: Hyder presents on new air pollution project

TDA affiliate Ayaz Hyder and his collaborator, Andy May, presented Jan. 11 on “Translational Data Analytics for Environmental Health: Sensors, Cloud Computer, and Patients” as part of the South Big Data...

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The Future of Work: Technological Innovation, Economic Disruption, and Human Dignity

7-10 p.m.
Ohio Union

Workshop: Collaborating with Commercial Enterprises

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Research Commons (3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library)

IRB and International Research (Workshop)

4-5 p.m.
Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Ave. Library)

2017 OSU Materials Week

Blackwell Inn and Conference Center

Conference on Personalized Food and Nutritional Metabolomics for Health

Ohio Union

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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February 20, 2017   |   News
Bunger named Society for Social Work and Research Fellow

Translating data into real-world solutions is at the heart of Alicia Bunger’s research as assistant professor in Ohio State’s College of Social Work. Bunger was recently named a 2017 Society...

February 7, 2017   |   News
Big Data for Good: Eye in the sky

In  a new  Big Data for Good feature, TDA affiliate Rongjun Qin, professor of computer science and geodetic engineering, discusses his work developing algorithms that interpret data from satellites, drones, and...

January 26, 2017   |   News
Data indicate violent influence spreads like a disease

TDA affiliate Robert Bond, assistant professor of communication and sociology, is lead author of a new study that provides some of the best evidence to date that violence can spread...

104faculty affiliates representing 46 disciplines 80existing and emerging community and industry partnerships 39new faculty recruited, across 9 colleges 1stresearch university to create a data analytics bachelor’s degree

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


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Raghu Machiraju, PhD TDA Faculty Director Translational data analytics is use-inspired, and it is important. It is about making research useful for the human condition. 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.

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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