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Big Data’s Prospects for Big Results

They say everything’s bigger in Texas. But does that apply to data, too? Rice University Statistics Professor Genevera Allen sees great potential in identifying patterns, trends and associations in “big data” that could have implications for human behavior and health. All we need are the tools to crunch that data. But just what do we […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThey say everything’s bigger in Texas. But does that apply to data, too?

Rice University Statistics Professor Genevera Allen sees great potential in identifying patterns, trends and associations in “big data” that could have implications for human behavior and health. All we need are the tools to crunch that data.

But just what do we mean by “big data?” Professor Allen explains.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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