What roads are good for cycling and what is the behavior of tourists in the Netherlands? Those are just two of several research questions, which are currently being studied at UT’s Data Camp, course focused on the use of big data.
The New York Times has called him ‘the Leonardo da Vinci of data’. His real name is Edward Tufte, statistician, artist and one of the four people who will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Twente tomorrow. However, the American emeritus professor at Yale believes firmly that it is not his name that matters but his ideas: ‘Ideas are universal, people are local.’