From genomics to criminology, from physics to healthcare, Simon Fraser University seeks to spark new collaborations that combine big questions and big ideas with data-intensive discovery.

SFU is building on a decade of leadership in the field of big data, investing in advanced research computing to accelerate scholarship and innovation by bringing new data tools and resources to all members of our campus community. We are investing in the growth of data-intensive research across all eight Faculties to raise awareness of big data in every field of study and mobilize knowledge for real world impact. Our academic programs and strategic partnerships harness the power of big data to contribute to a competitive economy and the development of skills and expertise in our work force.

hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
new websites are created every minute
of the world’s data is now unstructured
of the world's data was created in the past 2 years

Big Data Academic Advisory Committee

Dugan O'Neil

Associate Vice-President, Research
(Committee Co-Chair)

Professor, Physics

Peter Chow-White

Associate Professor and Director, Communication
(Committee Co-Chair)

Fred Popowich

Scientific Director, SFU's Big Data Initiative

Professor, Computing Science

Mark Roman

Chief Information Officer

Martin Andresen

Professor, Criminology

RCMP University Chair in Computational Criminology

Director, ICURS Institute

Derek Bingham

Associate Professor, Statistics and Actuarial Science

Colette Colligan

Professor, English

Co-Director, Digital Humanities Innovation Lab

Uwe Glässer

Professor, Computing Science

Jie Mein Goh

Assistant Professor, Beedie School of Business

Carman Neustaedter

Associate Professor and Director, School of Interactive Arts and Technology

Edward Park

Associate Dean, Academic, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Jiannan Wang

Assistant Professor, Computing Science

Phil Winne

Professor, Education

Hui Xie

Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

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Big Data at SFU
Applied Science Building, Room 10905
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive 
Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6 


Phone: 778.782.7064

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