Launch of the Big Data Research Cluster (BDRC)

December 7, 2016

Professor Wai-keung Li
Director of BDRC

With the advent of digitized information the world has entered into a new age of information explosion. Every day, or more correctly every second, billion of billion bytes of data are being created in the world. This data explosion phenomenon happens in all kinds of human activities and posts a great challenge to the society as to how this large amount of data can be made use of. In this regard, the Big Data Research Cluster of the Faculty of Science has been established with an endeavor to foster synergistic research efforts that are related to Big Data. It also aims to provide a platform to promote interdisciplinary collaborations in different fields including but not limited to biology, mathematics, physics and statistics.

More detail about the BDRC can be found at:

As an international premier center in the science disciplines, the Faculty promotes research vibrancy and leading-edge innovation, resulting in the launch of the BDRC project. Looking beyond the challenges and competition ahead, we reaffirm our commitment to outstanding scholarship and academic excellence.

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Yours sincerely,
Wai-Keung Li
Director of BDRC
Head and Chair of Statistics