“Every 50 years roughly, a whole new power source for the human race is found. This was chemical, then it was electrical, then it was nuclear. I actually believe that information, so not just data but data being used is the force of the future for this generation.”
— Jim Hendler, Senior Constellation Professor of Tetherless World Constellation, at the announcement of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA)
Big data viewed as important driver of upstate innovation
“Data will be the lifeblood for businesses throughout the 21st century, and only a trained analytics professional can help unlock its hidden value,”
—Thomas Begley, dean of the Lally School of Management and Technology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Launches Graduate Program in Analytics
“Because in some ways Lake George is small — it's 32 miles long — we have the ability to do a very complete and thorough instrumentation. RPI has already been studying the lake for the past 30 years, but the new sensors will collect 10 times more data than previous systems, and it will be collected on a daily, real-time basis.”
Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer, director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute, following the announcement of the Jefferson Project
Lake George to become 'the smartest lake in the world'
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“Who should pay for the human and cyberinfrastructure required to support stewardship of digital data? The question is critical because without reliable infrastructure and sustainable economic support, valuable research data may cease to exist.
Who's Paying the Data Bill?
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“High competition for funding and with the pharmaceutical industry investing less in research and development, institutions with complementary strengths must partner to revolutionize biomedical research,”
— Dennis S. Charney, dean of the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and executive vice president for academic affairs at Mount Sinai Medical Center
RPI, Mount Sinai Medical Center announce research partnership
As the world becomes more digitally interconnected and data driven, we “will use data in ever more sophisticated ways, while exploiting our ubiquitous interconnectivity. In fact, the interconnectivity of people and things is generating massive amounts of data. To make sense of all that data requires us to exploit that very interconnectivity to collaborate in new ways. It requires us to break out of disciplinary silos, exploit new technological tools, employ high performance computing, data aggregation, and analytics.”
—Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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