Big Data: Risks and Scientific Opportunities

Wednesday 10 May 2017
Scotland Europa, Schuman roundabout, Brussels, Belgium

UBDC Director Professor Vonu Thakuriah will be presenting on Trade-offs between technology and political economy of Big Data for Urban Informatics at this event.

What is scientifically possible in the collection and use of big data, and how does it impact citizens? How will it be used over the next 10 years? What role do European academic centres play in collecting, processing and researching big data? Given the rapidly evolving field of big data and its essentially interdisciplinary nature, are the structures of universities and of public funders sufficiently flexible to respond to the needs and demands of the field?

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities Policy Lab on big data brings together some of the leading scientists who have worked on its risks and scientific opportunities.