Effectively working with and leveraging Big Data has the potential to change the world. Indeed, in many ways, it already has [1,2]. Summarizing today’s conventional wisdom, in PANEL Crowds, Clouds, and Algorithms, Doan et al.  credit the pervasiveness of Big Data to the “connectivity of billions of device-enabled people to massive cloud computing infrastructure, [which] has created a new dynamic that is moving data to the forefront of many human endeavors.”
If there is a ceiling on realizing the benefits of Big Data algorithms, applications, and techniques, we have not yet reached it. The research field, initially coined “Big ...