Big Data Creative Commons, Attribution + Noncommercial (BY-NC)
Authors: Ivan Zelinka
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What is big data? What the students can imagine? In this lecture, the term big data as well as the practical examples of big data will be presented. We will show how the big data is processed by computers and why we analyse it. In present, people use the social networks, Internet provides important information about the exchange rates, hospitals keep the information about their patients etc. Information is everywhere. When we process a huge amount of information, we can find out, for example, some patterns in behaviour of patients with the lung cancer, predict some trends in the exchange rates or to identify interactions between special communities on Facebook. To process such amount of information, it is necessary to use the modern approaches. Mathematical science is considered to be a stepping stone in this area of research.

Technical requirements
  computer, dataprojector

Workforce in Mathematics

In the EU, there are around 260,000 mathematics and statistics students. Jobs for mathematicians, other scientists and engineers grew by 7% in the past five years. Jobs for technicians in the field grew by 2%. Overall, they account for 7% of all jobs in the EU. Mathematicians work as data analysts, actuarial analysts, investment analysts, or data scientists. As of 2016, around 15 million European science and engineering workers are employed. They work in a variety of sectors, including professional services, utilities, manufacturing, construction, wholesale, and the public sector. In the next years, jobs for mathematicians, other researchers and engineers will increase by 13%, and jobs for technicians in the field will increase by 2%.

  60 min
Number of staff
Education Level
15-18 years
18+ years
Science Discipline
Home use
Classroom use
Knowledge prerequisites
Operating system
Installation effort
Some effort required, you'll need to install some programs

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