Conferences - Seminars

12JUN
2014
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  Thursday 12 June 2014 Swiss Tech Convention Center

IC Research Day 2014 on Big Data

By Christopher Re, assistant professor at Stanford University and a Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholar
Martin Rehak, principal engineer with Cisco Systems and lecturer at Czech Technical University
Anastasia Ailamaki, full professor at EPFL

Challenges in Big Data

Our world is in the midst of a revolution in information technology, at the centre of which is Big Data. We generate, collect, processe, and store data at phenomenally high rates. Communication, entertainment, financial and health services, social networking and mobile services are just a few examples of how our day-to-day interactions have transformed into data exchanges. Science has entered a data-centric “fourth paradigm” which complements theory, experimentation and simulation with analytics on massive scientific data, enabling discoveries from Big Data based on empirical principles; the fourth paradigm constitutes a fundamental change in the scientific methods as we know them. Big Data is a resource that can be turned into economic, cultural and scientific value. At the 2014 Research Day international top experts in managing Big Data will explore in a series of talks both opportunities and risks that the Big Data revolution brings along, and EPFL researchers will provide an opportunity to have a glimpse of EPFL research highlights on Big Data.

The next IC Research Day on Big Data will be held on the 12th of June 2014. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Further information: ic.epfl.ch/researchday2014

Organization Chairs:
Professor Anastasia Ailamaki
Professor Karl Aberer, EPFL’s Vice-President for Information Systems

Contact Alexandra Walther, Head of IC Communication

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