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The Big Data and Analytics Research Center

The Big Data and Analytics Research Center (BDARC) a new state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research center at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Business that focuses on developing UTC’s niche research expertise and recognition in the area of applying analytics-oriented methodologies to study critical and timely problems of high global and national value with an increased emphasis on Chattanooga/TN region. The center houses core domain specific expertise required but will partner with several other UTC units and beyond to implement technical solutions.

Center’s strength involves developing innovative and smart solutions to high-impact and high-value problems while leveraging the true capabilities of potential of cutting edge analytics, informatics methodologies and gigabit networks. Center’s current core research initiatives involve developing next-generation solutions in the areas of healthcare and smart grid.

BDARC fosters internal collaboration with various other UTC colleges and research centers such as College of Engineering, SimCenter, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, College of Health Education and Professional Studies while benefitting from extensive external collaboration through its pre-existing relationships with other national research institutes/centers and regional healthcare companies. This offers a central platform for a wide faculty base at UTC, in collaboration with other UTC units and external partners, to pursue high-impact and applied research.

One of the primary goals of the proposed center is to provide opportunities for students to engage in living industry scale projects with active faculty mentoring.