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Kirk Borne
Data Scientist and Professor of Astrophysics & Computational Science, George Mason University

Dr. Kirk D. Borne is a data scientist and professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University (since 2003). He does research, teaches and advises students in the theory and practice of data science. He is also an active consultant to numerous organizations in data science and big data analytics. He previously spent 18 years supporting large scientific data systems for NASA astrophysics missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope. He was identified in 2013 as the #1 Big Data influencer on Twitter.

New directions for big data and analytics in 2015

December 19, 2014 | by Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor of Astrophysics & Computational Science, George Mason University
In the remarkably rich and active domains of big data and analytics, which sometimes seem to be going in many directions at once, we can expect to see more order and convergence in the coming year.

Highlights & soundbites from a data scientist lurking at IBM Insight 2014

November 7, 2014 | by Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor of Astrophysics & Computational Science, George Mason University
I attended the first several days of the IBM Insight 2014 conference recently as one of the invited social VIP reporters for the event. For a deeper view on my perspective of the big data and analytics happenings at IBM Insight, explore my newest post here on the Hub, "The 'one thing': IBM Watson...

The CDO is in the driver's seat of the new data-driven business

November 5, 2014 | by Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor of Astrophysics & Computational Science, George Mason University
Big data has matured, moving beyond the peak of its initial hype and is moving ahead into its promised plateau of productivity. Data has come of age in the corporate boardroom as well. The enormous potential for new wealth, new products, new customers, new insights and new entrepreneurial business...

The “one thing”: IBM Watson Analytics

October 29, 2014 | by Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor of Astrophysics & Computational Science, George Mason University
After day two at IBM Insight 2014 in Las Vegas, I am reflecting on the plethora of big data and analytics capabilities, innovations and opportunities that filled the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (which, by the way, is nearly a mile, all indoors, from one end to the other, so there was a lot to...