Honors: Cam Johnson and Matthew Bernacki

Matt Bernacki (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) and Cam Johnson (Office of Information Technology) headed a research team of UNLV staff and students that has won a 2016 Splunk Public Sector Innovation Award.

The group received the Mission Award for Education during the Splunk GovSummit Conference in Washington, D.C., last month.

The public sector innovation awards recognize leaders who are using big data to advance technology within their organizations and industries. The Mission Award is given to those who are increasing transparency, improving decision-making, or revealing hidden insights through the use of Splunk’s platform solution to achieve its organization’s mission.

UNLV's research team used WebCampus data to predict and improve student success in a biology course. Although Splunk is used for IT systems throughout higher education, UNLV is the first to implement the platform to assist in faculty research.

Additionally, the research was featured in the keynote and in an individual session and published as a case study at Splunk.com. It also was presented at the UNLV Research and Technology Expo in October

OIT would like to thank the approximately two dozen member of the campus community who contributed to the project. Anyone interested in learning more about using Splunk for your department or research, is asked to contact Cam Johnson at cam.johnson@unlv.edu.


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