Why big data is in trouble: they forgot about applied statistics. Big data analytics are all well and good but you have to keep in mind that there are statistical properties that govern which inferences are valid.
While I’m comfortable giving a lecture I really struggled to get through them in undergrad. It turns out they may not be the most effective way to get information to students.
My supervisors, Professor Lidia Morawska, is giving a public talk (free to register) at QUT soon, “Air Quality Reports On Our Mobiles – Do We Care?” June 6 2014