The Big Data Summit

Date: May 9, 2012
Time: 8:30AM
Location: Rice Hall, 130

The University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering, or UVACSE, and the Office of the Vice President for Research are sponsoring a half-day summit designed to bring together the U.Va. research community and establish new cross-Grounds networks and collaborations over the opportunities of big data.

The growing deluge of "big data" presents tremendous opportunities for discovery, systems improvement and decision-making in applied research. Innovative methods of storing, manipulating, analyzing and visualizing large complex data can generate breakthrough insights, from human behavior to addressing global challenges. And while science has been the innovation engine in recent decades, new kinds of data analysis could drive the next wave of breakthroughs.

The big challenge is creating a plan for addressing the barriers in handling and mining all that big data.

Skalak and Simon will introduce the summit, and sessions that address four themes:

• Applications that are producing the data • Infrastructure needed to manage the data • Algorithms and analytic techniques to gain insight from the data • Means to interact with and visulaize the data

Each session will consist of short presentations followed by a panel discussion. A second discussion phase will be conducted over lunch.

###ponline registration is required.

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.