Big Data course now at Concordia Hanoi
Concordia International School Shanghai teacher Dr. Peter Tong pioneered the course “Big Data Analytics” for high school. In the simplest of terms, Big Data Analytics refers to the tools, processes and procedures allowing an organization to create, manipulate, and manage very large data sets and storage facilities.
Partnering with IBM’s Big Data University, Dr. Tong has designed the high school course to provide students with hands-on experience utilizing big data analytics to solve some practical real life projects to create awareness of Big Data as a solution and a potential issue. The course encompasses information technology, science and mathematics focusing on the conceptual understanding and application.
This Fall, Dr. Tong shared his Big Data Analytics expertise with Concordia International School Hanoi students. Under Dr. Tong’s tutelage, Concordia Hanoi students are amassing as much available data as possible on subjects such as the frequency of earthquake activities in Japan compared with other countries to help identify trends and patterns that may help predict future seismic activity. Other projects include the location base services, checking for variations in location information captured by smartphones and Google maps, as well as analyzing Internet traffic flow at Concordia Hanoi to improve efficient use of internet bandwidth.
Dr. Tong is currently supervising Concordia Hanoi’s student Big Data Analytics projects with the goal of having the students publish their findings and to present at international Big Data conference.