• from big data to big ideas
  • from big data to big ideas
  • from big data to big ideas
  • from big data to big ideas
  • from big data to big ideas

Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy

IDIA is a partnership of South African universities and industry created to respond to the emerging challenge of the new era of big data in astronomy. The University partners include the University of Cape Town, The University of the Western Cape, North-West University, and the University of Pretoria, with SAP joining as an industry partner. The construction of the SKA precursor telescope MeerKAT in South Africa marks the beginning of the astronomy big data revolution in Africa. IDIA brings together researchers in astronomy, computer science, statistics, high performance computing and eResearch technologies to create data science capacity and solutions on the...
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