By drawing on each other’s competitive advantages, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou International Science-Park Data Centre and IBM conduct extensive collaborations on web-based software and big data processing technology, integrate and utilise local and global resources in computer education, and gradually develop the Research Institute of Big Data Analysis into a pacesetter for big data technology development and an academic centre with international influence.
Outcomes of collaborations are open, meaning that results are freely available and publicly shared, which provides maximum opportunities for others to build on the results. XJTLU is keen to develop talents specialising in the areas of data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, and, with the establishment of RIBDA, support current academic staff members to move in this direction and attract future experts to join the University.
The major research areas and topics of RIBDA include:
- Basic theories and technology of big data analytics and mining
- Business analytics, theories and technology of big data-oriented web-based software
- Advanced theories and technology of big data-oriented distributed computing
- Artificial intelligence and application
- Risk management and forecast
- Market analysis and decision making
- Big data modelling
- Big data security and privacy protection technology
- Theories and technology of big data quality management
- Big data engineering.
The Institute’s academic committee offers guidance on research, teaching and business cooperation, evaluate the teaching projects and research orientation of RIBDA, provide suggestions and advice on its strategic planning, and boost the economic benefits of businesses in SIP. The committee is made up of experts from International Business School Suzhou and the Departments of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning and Design, Mathematical Sciences, Public Health, and English, Culture, and Communications.