Big Data analytics have been rapidly developing in numerous subjects over the past decades. It is inevitable that Big Data has become a phenomenon that significantly influences every aspect of the nowadays digital economy. As one of the research interests of Dr Xu Huang, a series of papers that investigated Big Data applications in a diverse range of subjects have been published.

Their most recent paper focused on the impact of Big Data on climate change and presented an outlook of big data in climate change studies over the recent years by investigating and summarising the current status of big data applications in climate change related studies (see Figure below for the framework of Big Data research in climate change studies). This paper is also expected to serve as a one-stop reference directory for researchers and stakeholders with an overview of this trending subject at a glance, which can be useful in guiding future research and improvements in the exploitation of big climate data.

The framework of big data in climate change studies

They have also explored a variety of diverse subjects including Big-Crypto: Big Data, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency , Big Data in Banking, Big Data and Causality, and Data Mining in Crime.