Big Data for Science and Innovation Policy

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL21C (San Jose Convention Center)
Kaye Fealing,University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
The current interest in building the research base for science and innovation policy assumes that Big Data will be crucial in creating new insights. What are the prospects for Big Data actually to emerge in this policy area? What role is the next generation of S&T policy analysts playing in scaling up the data resources and analytic techniques in the field? The founding program director of NSF's SciSIP program takes a critical look at this important resource.