New center allows researchers to ‘stand inside’ Big Data

The new George W. Donaghey Foundation Emerging Analytics Center is combining Big Data and 3D virtual reality.

Students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock could be attempting a complicated medical procedure. Or they could be touring a building they are designing. Or perhaps they’re watching a car accident play out in real time.

All of this is potentially taking place on the same floor of the university’s Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) building – and none of it is real.

The campus’s new George W. Donaghey Foundation Emerging Analytics Center is combining Big Data and 3D virtual reality in a $5 million project that the university and Arkansas hope can make sense of the monstrous amount of data at researchers’ fingertips, and attract more business to the state. The project was funded by the George W. Donaghey Foundation.…Read More