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It does if you make it work for you.

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Promoting healthy communities

TDAI scientists are using data analytics tools and techniques to understand and predict microbial threats to health, food supplies, and natural resources worldwide.

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November 26, 2018   |   News
The tragedy of the commons – minus the tragedy

People can sustainably share resources, under some conditions By Jeff Grabmeier, Ohio State News Mark Moritz Sometimes, there is no “tragedy” in the tragedy of the commons, according to a...

November 12, 2018   |   News
User stories sought for new academic research platform

Ohio State Libraries is seeking user stories to inform a new research tool it is helping to create as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance consortium. The Shared BigData Gateway project, led by Indiana...

November 12, 2018   |   News
How nurses rate daily job difficulty plays key role in patient care

Pressure on nurses extends beyond number of patients, researchers say By Misti Crane, Ohio State News A neonatal intensive care unit nurse’s ability to provide optimal patient care is influenced...

October 26, 2018   |   News
TDAI wins NSF Big Data Spoke award to combat opioid epidemic in rural communities

TDAI has received an NSF Big Data Spoke award to help small and rural communities in the Midwest harness big data to combat the opioid epidemic. In partnership with Nationwide...

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Global Water Contexts Faculty Research Forum

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
18th Ave Library Research Commons, 3rd Floor of 18th Ave. Library

2019 Women in Analytics Conference

Greater Columbus Convention Center

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Feeding the global population

Ohio State researchers in precision agriculture are addressing skyrocketing food production needs with new monitoring tools and analytics to improve crop yields and resource management.

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November 26, 2018   |   News
The tragedy of the commons – minus the tragedy

People can sustainably share resources, under some conditions By Jeff Grabmeier, Ohio State News Mark Moritz Sometimes, there is no “tragedy” in the tragedy of the commons, according to a...

November 12, 2018   |   News
How nurses rate daily job difficulty plays key role in patient care

Pressure on nurses extends beyond number of patients, researchers say By Misti Crane, Ohio State News A neonatal intensive care unit nurse’s ability to provide optimal patient care is influenced...

October 26, 2018   |   News
TDAI wins NSF Big Data Spoke award to combat opioid epidemic in rural communities

TDAI has received an NSF Big Data Spoke award to help small and rural communities in the Midwest harness big data to combat the opioid epidemic. In partnership with Nationwide...

143faculty affiliates representing 50 disciplines 5faculty in residence 80existing and emerging community and industry partnerships 56new faculty recruited across 9 colleges

Sustaining our energy and environmental resources

Ohio State faculty and students are engineering new hybrid car technologies and utilizing modeling and simulations to guide their design decisions.

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Member Directory Together, TDAI faculty turn questions into answers, ideas into innovation.


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Raghu Machiraju, PhD TDAI Executive Director Translational data analytics is use-inspired, and it is important. It is about making research useful for the human condition.

Improving business performance and customer experience

TDAI faculty in statistics, food production, and management sciences are using data analytics and visualization to collaborate with a major food producer on increasing manufacturing process efficiencies and output.

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