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NOV 13-14 2013 Annual Big Data Member Meeting

NOVEMBER 13-14, 2013

LOCATION:  MIT CSAIL, Stata Center
Bldg 32, KIVA Conference Room 4th floor 32-G449
Cambridge, MA 02139

DIRECTIONS: http://www.csail.mit.edu/contactus

This 2-day Big Data Member event will feature sessions in Applications, Scalable Algorithms, Security & Privacy and Systems & Tools for Big Data. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  You must be registered to attend.  See contact info below with questions re registration.

DEMOS & POSTERS:  http://bigdata.csail.mit.edu/annual2013_demos

AGENDA

DAY 1:  Wednesday Nov 13
8:30am  Registration and Breakfast

9:00am  Big Data Initiative: A Review!
              Sam Madden and Elizabeth Bruce, MIT Big Data Initiative at CSAIL co-Directors

9:45am  BREAK

10:00am  KEYNOTE TALK

  "Language, Robots, Babies, TV, Twitter & Big Data"
  Deb Roy, Associate Professor MIT Media Lab and Chief Media Scientist, Twitter

10:45am BREAK

11:15 - 12:30pm  SESSION 1.  BIG DATA APPLICATIONS

  "Bigger, Faster, Healthier"
  Prof. Sandy Pentland, Professor of Media Art and Science, MIT. 

  "Joint Modeling of Imaging and Genetics for Characterization of Disease"           
  Prof. Polina Golland, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT. 

  MOOCdb: "A Framework for Collaborative Online-Learning Behavioral Research"
  Dr. Una-May O'Reilly, Princial Research Scientist, MIT CSAIL. 

  "Machine Learning for the Future: Healthcare, Energy and the Internet"             
  Prof. Cynthia Rudin, Associate Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT.

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:45pm SESSION  2. SCALABLE ALGORITHMS

              "Julia: A Fresh Approach to Technical Computing"            
              Prof. Alan Edelman, Professor, Department of Mathematics, MIT

              "Something for Almost Nothing: Advances in Sub-linear Time Algorithms"             
              Prof. Ronitt Rubinfeld, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT.

  "Scalable Inference for Topic Modeling in Large Datasets" 
  Dr. John Fisher, Senior Research Scientist, MIT CSAIL.

  "Joint Inference in Image Databases via Dense Correspondence"
  Michael Rubinstein, PhD Student

2:45pm BREAK

3:00 - 4:00pm SESSION 3.  SECURITY & PRIVACY

 Big Data and Privacy Workshop - a quick recap
 Daniel Weitzner, Principal Research Scientist, MIT CSAIL

             "Securing Web Applications by Blindfolding the Server"
             Prof. Nickolai Zeldovich, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

             "I'm Shocked": Global Paroxysms Over Government Surveillance Revelations - What Role For Technology Toward Increasing Public Trust in Big Data Systems?"
             Daniel Weitzner, Principal Research Scientist, MIT CSAIL.         

4:00pm  POSTER/DEMOS: 5 MIN ON WHAT TO EXPECT --  Sam Madden

4:00pm-6:00pm  POSTER SESSION, DEMOS & RECEPTION
LOCATION: Stata Center, 2nd Floor - Outside Big Data Space (32-271)
VIEW LINEUP FOR DEMOS AND POSTERS: http://bigdata.csail.mit.edu/annual2013_demos
 

6:00pm Member Dinner Out at local restaurants -- must sign up at registration desk (sponsors-only)

6:00pm  Big Data & Privacy Working Group session (working group members only) - led by Daniel Weitzner, WG Chair

DAY 2:  Thursday Nov 14 
8:00-9:00am  bigdata@CSAIL Advisory Board Meeting (advisory board members only -- Bleil Boardroom, Bldg. 32-601)

8:30-9:30am  Breakfast

9:30am  SESSION 4.  Systems and Tools for Big Data

"Data Hub"
Prof. Sam Madden

"SciDB and Data Tamer: What's Hot?"
Prof. Michael Stonebraker

10:45am  BREAK

11:00am  "Big Data in Practice: What's Hard?"
The purpose of this session is to hear from industry members, in particular the big data "users"- community on what is really challenging when it comes to piloting a big data project and the systems and tools being used, and then facilitate discussion around potential solutions.  Sam Madden will serve as moderator and facilitate dialog with MIT panel to provide discussion around potential solutions and approaches from a research perspective.

Industry Panel

11-11:40am       1) Sameet Agarwal, Director of Engineering at Facebook [20 min talk + 20 min discussion]

11:40-12:20pm  2) Murali Vishnuvajhala, Integration Services and Innovation Lead at AIG [20 min talk + 20 min discussion]

12:20-1:00pm    3) Tomasz Motyl, Chief Development Officer at Alior Bank SA [20 min talk + 20 min discussion]

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MIT Panel:

Prof. Andrew Lo, MIT Sloan School of Management

Prof. Piotr Indyk, MIT CSAIL

Dr. Una-May O'Reilly

Moderated by:  Prof. Sam Madden

1:00-2:00pm Lunch and Wrap Up


Questions regarding this event please contact: Sheila Marian (sheila@csail.mit.edu) and/or Susana Kevorkova (skevorkova@csail.mit.edu)