IC Research Day 2014 on Big Data


Event details

Date 12.06.2014
Speaker 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
Category Conferences - Seminars
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

Practical information

  • Informed public
  • Registration required


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


  • Alexandra Walther, Head of IC Communication


Big Data