Address: School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University Lower Mountjoy, South Road Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
Department: School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
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When you join Durham University you will be joining a world top 100 University, and will have access to research-led education delivered by world-leading experts in outstanding study facilities.
This research-led approach to education ensures that our range of courses are right up-to-date with current developments as the research conducted by our academic staff shapes and inspires our teaching.
Durham is a diverse university and welcomes students from 156 countries giving you the opportunity to meet people from across the world.
As a Durham University student you become a member of one of our colleges where most of our first year students choose to live. Colleges are supportive communities providing a warm welcome to all students, excellent student welfare and a fantastic student experience.
You will have heard of our excellent reputation but here are a few things you may not know.
Institute of Advanced Research Computing
Durham University is a big player in data and analytics.
Gartner define Big Data as “high-volume, velocity and variety information assets that demand cost effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making”. A recent report by IDC estimated the current big data market value at $16.1 billion, growing 6 times faster than the overall IT market.
An ever growing ‘info-glut’ of media images, videos, audio, flash, live streams and podcasts, time series and activity steams, GIS data, semantic web, government data, social content and other forms of structured and unstructured data have given rise to a new generation of data technologies that are gathering momentum through the Open Data and Open Access movements.
Big Data has fuelled a renewed interest in the organisation, access and archiving of data that is characterised by co-production of information involving a range of institutions and publics. There are particular challenges and opportunities afforded to researchers through the widespread adoption and enthusiastic take up of ‘Big Data’ leading to the emerging fields of data science and cognitive computing.
Durham University is an active player in the Big Data arena at two different levels:
• Data infrastructures
Our research agenda targets enabling technologies and system level challenges related to the capture, storage, accessing and processing of data on infrastructures that are highly autonomic, adaptive, elastic, resilient, cost-effective, energy-efficient, responsive and scalable.