The UCLA Social Sciences LRW Big Data Research Partnership will link undergraduates and graduate students with paid internships in data science.
In this Q&A, Paul Boutros explains how scientists take cancer data, including DNA sequencing combined with clinical records, to design personal treatments.
UCLA assistant professor of public policy Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld authors a how-to guide on using social media data.
UCLA history professor Kelly Lytle Hernández’s Million Dollar Hoods project that maps the costs of incarceration in Los Angeles is now housed at the center.
UCLA professor’s analysis of nearly 14 million tweets from the Arab Spring showed that normal people drive huge movements.
Twenty-eight outstanding undergraduates from across the country are spending eight weeks at UCLA, learning the latest data analysis techniques and skills that are transforming the biosciences.
The research could improve scientists’ ability to understand health care, economics and the environment, and to glean much more pertinent insight from data.
Though we’re hardwired to made judgments based on limited observational data, advances in computing could hold promise for overcoming our implicit biases, suggest two UCLA Anderson professors.
Electronic health records can help catch undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes, UCLA researchers find
The study’s lead author says the findings “have the potential to dramatically decrease the number of undetected cases of Type 2 diabetes, prevent complications from the disease and save lives.”
The UCLA professor's research centers on improving the performance and usability of systems that process Big Data.
Christine Borgman studies how research information is retrieved, processed, curated and conveyed. So she's in the right place at the right time.
Professor Phillip Leslie writes that we shouldn’t let fear of private companies intruding on our privacy prevent us from reaping the benefits of using large data sets to enact policies.
Twitter could provide valuable details about transgender people’s health needs, UCLA-led study finds
Social media could provide health care providers with useful background on the unique needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming people.
Folklore scholar Tim Tangherlini has organized a large collection into a database that can be searched by topic, storyteller and location.
UCLA professors Donald and Sherie Morrison provided the gift to establish the Morrison Family Center for Marketing Studies and Data Analytics.
More than 200 university undergraduate students will compete April 24-26 at UCLA’s 2015 DataFest competition.
UCLA researchers devise new method to identify disease markers, a key step toward personalized medicine
Life scientists have created an accurate new method to identify markers for many diseases — a significant step toward a new era of personalized medicine, tailored to each person’s DNA and RNA.
A new research institute at UCLA may eventually provide doctors with tools to more accurately tailor therapies to patients, which would improve care and minimize side effects.
Research funded by the grant will help scientists understand how disrupted genes affect brain structure, both in healthy individuals and in those with neurologic and psychiatric diseases.
Public policy professor John Villasenor calls for a thorough reexamining of safety measures and recommends more rigorous training protocols to protect those charged with treating people who are sick.
UCLA will create analytic tools to address the daunting challenges facing researchers in accessing, standardizing and sharing scientific data to foster new discoveries in medicine.
UCLA social psychologist Phillip Atiba Goff says that big data can help to make the world a better place — not be known only as an invasion of privacy.