Companies in Turkey and across the world seek to mine big data and improve their products, operational efficiency, market competitiveness, and other business aspects such as customer relations. From private companies to public institutions, the importance of data analytics becomes more appreciated as the size of the data grows. With the increasing availability of data, the development of techniques that will make use and sense of big data in scientific research are gaining precedence and becoming a central theme in Computer and Industrial Engineering research endeavors.
The motivation behind the foundation of Verim is to provide interdisciplinary solutions to address the needs of commercial and scientific challenges releavant to big data. Verim’s vision is to conduct high quality, industrially relevant and impactful research in data analytics that will move the field forward. Verim gathers all big data-related research under one roof, which help connect researchers from different disciplines on this subject and enhance cooperation among them. Verim finally seeks to advance and disseminate knowledge on data analytics and big data through seminars and publications.
Verim and the Sabanci University Master's in Data Analytics Program have a synergistic presence in education and research in data analytics. Furthermore, the Center aims to provide resources and professional support to its researchers, faculty as well as undergraduate and graduate students about working with big data related projects thanks to its infrastructure and the contributions of researchers and support personnel.
Students and researchers who can move beyond the theoretical and acquired a hands-on knowledge of the contemporary advanced computing technologies (parallel programming, big data infrastructure, analysis of big data, high-performance computing) will be much better prepared for their work and find jobs more easily.