Smart State: Big Data for Community Impact, the 8th Annual NJ Big Data Alliance Symposium

Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 9:00 am to Fri, Apr 30, 2021, 12:00 pm
Virtual Conference
Open to the Public

The NJBDA Annual Symposium brings together academia (faculty, staff and students of all levels), government and industry from across the state and beyond, to share information on the latest innovations, research and future directions in Big Data.

The 2021 event will showcase how our state, cities, and communities use big data to improve equity, sustainability, and prosperity for community members.​

The 2021 Symposium will include keynotes, as well as academic research sessions with presentations on current research in Smart Cities, AI, Machine Learning and Big Data.


  • Welcome addresses from Andrea Goldsmith, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Princeton University; and Beth Noveck, Chief Innovation Officer, State of New Jersey
  • Keynote: “New Tools and New Frontiers for Community Impact through Data”, Stephen Goldsmith, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Keynote: “Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology”, Tara Dawson McGuinness, New America
  • Student Projects track. Any current undergraduate or graduate students attending an institution of higher education may submit a project proposal to be featured at the symposium. More information can be found on the Student Research page and the communication server on Discord. Project proposals are due on April 5.

The New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) is an alliance of 17 higher education institutions, as well as industry and government members, that catalyzes collaboration in advanced computing and data analytics research, education and technology.

This year's symposium is being hosted by Princeton University and co-sponsored by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, Princeton Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations, and Princeton Research Computing. 

Learn more about the symposium agenda.


For questions, please contact Spencer Reynolds,


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