The BIGDataAIHUB (BDAIH) is a UTM research cluster, under the leadership of IMI, whose goal is to provide an interdisciplinary space for faculty members and external stakeholders to discuss the technological, scientific, financial, strategic, and social issues engendered by the increasing prominence of big data. Directed by Irene Wiecek, the BDH brings together faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from multiple units at UTM. We host lightning lunches, workshops on new tools, and cross-disciplinary events with academic and industry partners.
BDH grows out of a desire to create a grassroots UTM initiative oriented around the impact of big data on academic disciplines, professions, and industries. The growing importance of big data and artificial intelligence is evident across a range of academic disciplines, industries, professions, sectors, and cities. Many of the most novel technological innovations and pressing policy concerns revolve around the opportunities and challenges posed by big data. Compounded by the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data is challenging the idea of, and role of, experts and professionals. The accounting profession, for instance, is undergoing a cathartic self-reflection process to examine its role in this rapidly changing, data-rich environment. The impact of big data across these manifold domains and sectors demands cross-disciplinary attention, provided by the BDH.
Erin Kelly Seminar
October 22, 2020, 2 pm - 4 pm