£4million to develop data handling techniques for industry
29 Jan 2018
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A £4million project will bring together experts from academia and industry to create new ways to extract useful information from large data sets.

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​A £4million project with STFC Hartree Centre will bring together experts from academia and industry to create new ways to extract useful information from large data sets.

Scientists from the University of Liverpool are leading the data science research project that aims to utilise emerging hardware such as graphics cards to significantly reduce the time it takes to analyse difficult data sets.

With ever more complex data sets being generated by science, society, government and industry, new approaches are needed so key information can be quickly and efficiently accessed from huge pools of data. Although there are algorithms which can do this already, they come at a huge computational cost – so researchers are hoping to find a way to harness the power of these algorithms but at a fraction of the computational cost.

The project will focus on the following areas which all generate and manipulate difficult data sets: pharma, nuclear security, defence, manufacturing, biology, chemistry, physics and psychology.

​Deputy Director of STFC Hartree Centre, Michael Gleaves, said:

“This project will strengthen the ability of the team, as a key pillar within the UK community, to take the lead in developing a next-generation solution to problems encountered across a vast range of industrial sectors.”   ​
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