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Research Interests: Big data analytics for brain mapping using magnetic resonance imaging, high-performance and high-throughput computation for scientific applications, and simulation of wireless sensor networks

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  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, UAB

Thomas Anthony is a graduate of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is currently on staff in Research Computing at UAB IT. In his role as director of the Big Data Research and Analytics Laboratory, he facilitates data-driven research in a variety of areas, including Parkinson's disease, autism, and concussions.

He is the author, with Sang Suh, chairman of computer science at Texas A&M Commerce, of Big Data and Visual Analytics. The book provides readers with the benefits of the methods and technologies used in big data and visual analytics and examines the challenges of future research. Each chapter was authored or co-authored by scholars directly involved in research activities and covers such topics as virtual data machines, big data applications, high performance computing clusters, and big data implementation techniques.

Research Interests

The mission of the UAB Big Data Lab is:

  • to make infrastructure and software supporting state-of-the-art tools such as MapReduce, Hadoop, Pig and Spark available;
  • to support a broad base of data analysis applications across UAB’s medical and other research centers;
  • to provide core capability for the leveraging of genomic, microbiome and pathological images in the support of personalized medicine;
  • to provide big data analytics services to a campus-wide community of researchers;
  • to pursue cutting-edge research within the data science space in collaboration with advanced industrial collaborators; and
  • to establish an innovation incubator for big data analytics research, support and skill-building at UAB.

Select Publications

A list of publications can be found on ResearchGate.