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Vasant Dhar, Director of NYU Stern’s Center for Business Analytics, Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Big Data

New Rochelle, NY, February 27, 2014-- Big Data, a highly innovative, peer-reviewed journal that provides a unique forum for world-class big data research, is pleased to announce a new Editor-in-Chief, Vasant Dhar, PhD, Professor, Head of the Information Systems Group, and Director of the Center for Business Analytics at New York University Stern School of Business. The Journal, published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, is available online and in print.

With more than 30 years of academic business experience in big data and big data technologies, and 70+ research articles published and funded by grants from industry and the National Science Foundation, Professor Dhar brings his vision and in-depth knowledge, insight, and experience to the Journal. He teaches courses on Prediction Trading Strategies, Digital Marketing, and Digital Strategy. His research focuses on data-driven predictive analytics in finance, healthcare, and social phenomena, and networks.

Dr. Dhar joins a multidisciplinary editorial board of opinion leaders in the big data community, including Executive Editor Eugene Kolker, Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children's Hospital; Founding Editor Edd Dumbill, Silicon Valley Data Science; Danah Boyd, Microsoft Research; Michael Franklin, University of California, Berkeley; Ryan Panchadsaram, Senior Advisor to US Chief Technology Officer, White House; Claudia Perlich, Dstillery; Ralf Herbrich, Amazon; Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Yossi Matias, Google; Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, KDNuggets; Daniel Tunkelang, LinkedIn; Dino Citraro, Periscopic; Anne Wright, Carnegie Mellon University; and many more.

About the Journal
Big Data facilitates and supports the efforts of researchers, analysts, statisticians, business leaders, and policymakers to improve decision making, operations, profitability, and communications within their organizations. Spanning a broad array of disciplines focusing on novel big data technologies, policies, and innovations, the Journal brings together the community to address the challenges and discover new breakthroughs and trends living within this information.

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, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 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 80 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.