The NJBDA identifies funding opportunities to support collaborative research proposals; organizes proposal writing and submission efforts; and identifies key collaborative research areas. The NJBDA is actively developing the following programs:
- “Building the Capacity of New Jersey Businesses and Workers to Adjust to and Successfully Compete in the Digital Age” – US Economic Development Authority grant of $220,000 awarded to NJBDA in December 2019 for program support, student internships, and workshops.
- Creation of an on-line academic journal – The Journal of Big Data: Theory and Practice which will publish original papers in both the theory and practice of big data, data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and decision-making, and state-of-the-art surveys and tutorials of cutting edge algorithms and techniques.
- NJBDA Research Collaboration Workshops – facilitates collaboration among NJBDA members and other regional institutions on conducting research, utilizing institutional resources, and applying for federal funding.
- “Research Highlights” updates from members to raise awareness of NJBDA expertise and research interests.
Contact Forough Ghahramani, EdD, MBA, MS, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, Edge, for more information.