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The New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) was established by the Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development and the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute to catalyze the collaboration among New Jersey government, academia and industry that will enable all parties to address the significant and immediate challenges posed by the proliferation of data sources and the resultant deluge of digital data in a strategic and coordinated manner. This unprecedented alliance brings together universities and colleges from across the state, and has the overarching goals of identifying common challenges and areas of synergy, developing joint programs, and ultimately nucleating an effective alliance that will increase our research competitiveness and drive economic development in New Jersey. Read more about what the NJBDA will mean for New Jersey.
Founding members include Kean University, Montclair State University, N.J. Institute of Technology, Rowan University, Richard Stockton College, Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology. The Alliance also works closely with the Office of Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, the New Jersey Office of Information Technology - Enterprise Data Services, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and NJEdge.net, New Jersey's Higher Education and Research Network.
The next New Jersey Big Data Alliance Planning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 20th at Montclair University in Montclair, New Jersey. For information, please contact Kristin Lepping, Rutgers Office of Advanced Research Computing at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (848)-445-5140.
NJBDA Website and Big Data Resource Portal
The NJBDA has developed a website and is currently creating a Big Data Resource Portal that will include information about member institutions, links to online resources including datasets, data infrastructure and data analytics best practices, and online trainign materials
Launch of NJBDA Industry and Non-Profit Affiliate Program
The NJBDA Affiliate Program will allow New Jersey industry and non-profits to engage in our initiatives and take an active role in NJBDA programming.
The 4th Annual NJBDA Symposium will take place at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in early 2017. Details will be posted in mid to late Fall.
The 3rd Annual NJBDA symposium took place at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ on March 9, 2016.
The symposium featured Andrew AJ Bubb, the US lead for Accenture's Emerging Technology Wearables and Industrial Internet of Things Practices, and featured panels examining:
To view the full agenda click here .
The 2nd Annual NJBDA Symposium took place at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ on April 29th, 2015.
The symposium featured Raymond Blum, International Man of Mystery at Google, and highlighted ways in which Big Data is revolutionizing the transportation and healthcare sectors, as well as its implications for privacy and its impact on the New Jersey workforce.
Click here to view a full agenda.
The 1st New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) Symposium, which took place on April 23, 2014 at Rutgers University was used to broaden statewide awareness of the NJBDA and provided a forum for policy makers and individuals from New Jersey industry and academia to learn more about the challenges and opportunities associated with "Big Data."
The proliferation of data sources and the resultant deluge of digital data is significantly impacting all sectors of industry, academia and society. Challenges associated with the collection, management and analysis of extremely large data sets permeate many industry sectors in New Jersey including the financial, biopharmaceutical, insurance and energy sectors. Similarly, researchers in diverse academic fields are grappling with the transport, storage and analysis of extremely large data sets. All share the challenge of identifying and recruiting candidates that possess the analytical skills necessary to thrive in today's data-driven world.
April 20th, 2015: New Jersey Big Data Alliance comes to Rowan University
July 2nd, 2014: "Big Data Bill Heads to the Governor's Desk."
February 4th, 2013: "Big Data Alliance - Big Deal for Economic Growth in New Jersey."
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Montclair State University
B.S. In Business Administration - Concentration in Business Analytics
New Jersey Institute of Technology
College of Computing Sciences
Research Computing Education and Outreach
Richard Stockton College
Master of Science in Computational Science (MSCS)
Master of Science in Data Analytics
Rutgers University - Camden
Center for Computational and Integrative Biology
Rutgers University - Newark
Big Data Science Center (link coming soon)
Stevens Institute of Technology
Master of Science Degree, and a Certificate Program, in Business Intelligence and Analysis with courses specifically in Big Data.
A New Jersey Big Data Alliance Planning Meeting was held in December 2012. Read More.