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New Big Data Journal Launched at Strata + Hadoop World, NY

New Rochelle, NY, October 23, 2012-- Technology is rewiring our world, and data is its lifeblood. In a world where we create over two quintillion bytes of data every day, global leaders in academia, industry, and government are grappling with the problem of how to organize, store, evaluate, share, and protect this vast amount of information. To address the complicated questions surrounding this powerful and growing field of data discovery, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers has released an exclusive preview issue of Big Data at the Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York City. The Journal is a highly innovative, open access journal that will publish peer-reviewed content without author processing fees.

Spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief, Edd Dumbill, Principal Analyst & Program Chair at O'Reilly Media, and a highly respected and creative editorial team of data experts that includes Alasdair Allen, University of Exeter, UK; danah boyd, Microsoft Research; Michael Franklin, University of California, Berkeley;  Ralf Herbrich, Facebook, Inc.; Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Yossi Matias, Google; Claudia Perlich, Media6Degrees; Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, KDNuggets, ACM SIGKD;  Daniel Tunkelang, LinkedIn; Anne Wright, Carnegie Mellon University; and many more. Big Data will be the go-to platform for advances in new big data technologies, the discussion of unique and innovative big data problems and ideas, as well as the sharing and dissemination of world-class knowledge.

The premier issue includes original articles by Jimmy Lin at the iSchool, University of Maryland, “MapReduce is good enough? If all you have is a hammer, throw away everything that’s not a nail!” and Roger Higdon, et al. “Unraveling the Complexities of Life Sciences Data,” along with an exclusive interview with Jim Adler, Chief Privacy Officer and General Manager of Data Systems at Intelius, about big data and thought crime, and an opinion piece by Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of U.N. Global Pulse. Read the full preview issue on the Big Data website.

With an innovative and pioneering business model to support this publication, authors will be able to publish their research without paying author processing fees, and readers will have the ability to access this content worldwide at no charge. By providing a unique forum for the vast dissemination of world-class data science research that addresses the challenges and opportunities in big data, the Journal will bring the field of big data and the skills of the data scientist to a new level of excellence.

“The Journal will provide the necessary focus to bring together research and experience from a broad array of disciplines, whether technical, social or industrial,” Says Editor-in-Chief, Edd Dumbill. “This unique Journal platform will connect industry, academia and government to better serve a world where the pace from research to implementation is ever accelerating.”

To ensure the broadest and most timely dissemination of research and experience, Big Data will publish open access under the CC-BY license.

About the Journal
Big Data will facilitate and support the efforts of researchers, analysts, statisticians, business leaders, and policymakers to improve operations, profitability, and communications within their organizations. Spanning a broad array of disciplines focusing on novel big data technologies, policies, and innovations, the Journal will bring together the community to address the challenges and discover new breakthroughs and trends living within this information. The Journal will be published in print and online.

About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known
for establishing authoritative medical and biomedical peer-reviewed journals, including OMICS:  A Journal of Integrative Biology, Disruptive Science and Technology, and Population Health Management. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s more than 70 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert Inc., publishers website.