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NY Times Blog on HSPH Project

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NY Times Blog on HSPH Project

Can Big Data From Epic Indian Pilgrimage Help Save Lives?

Big data, meet humanity.

The South Asia Institute at Harvard has sent a team of public health specialists to one of the largest gatherings in the world, the Kumbh Mela in India, with a goal of assembling the largest public health data set ever among a transient population.

The Kumbh Mela, a religious festival that is expected to draw nearly 100 million pilgrims, is in full swing … [READ MORE]


Written by Satchit Balsari

February 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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