Tag: big data

Data-driven suicide prevention looks promising

According to a new study, an algorithm to help prevent suicide, and works like a cholesterol number works to prevent heart disease, holds hope for bringing down veteran suicide rates. From the New York Times (again!): In a study published Thursday in The American Journal of Public Health, researchers reported that a computer algorithm using hundreds of variables among millions…

Storify wrapup of Doug Cutting at Case Western Reserve University, May 19, 2015

The Tinkham Veale University Center hosted 240 people on Tuesday, 5/19/15, to hear Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, talk about the triumphs and challenges of big data. Please check out the Storify created by using Tweets with the hashtag #clebigdata. It does a nice job of revealing what he shared today. Many thanks to OneCommunity for its convening of this…