# Professor Deanna Needell receives NSF Big Data grant to work on Lyme Disease

Professor Deanna Needell has been awarded $471,000 by the National Science Foundation for her research on big data. Novel mathematical techniques are required in order to analyze complex large-scale data. Her project will use Lyme disease data (through a collaboration with LymeDisease.org) for the design and testing of these methods. The results of this research have far reaching implications for the broader community including helping to further the understanding of disease, more accurate and precise diagnoses, more personalized and effective treatments, and generalized mathematical techniques to efficiently analyze similar types of large scale data. To read more about this grant, please click here.