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White House & MIT release reports on big data and privacy

Article by: Adam Conner-Simons, MIT CSAIL News

"The White House and the MIT both separately released reports on big data and privacy this past week.

The White House report stemmed from a 90-day review undertaken by White Counselor John Podesta that included a day-long workshop hosted by the MIT Big Data Initiative at CSAIL.

Jun Yang's Talk

Janet Wiener's Talk

Abstract: 

Member Workshop on Data Analytics

MIT Big Data Initiative at CSAIL
Member Workshop
"Big Data Analytics: Challenges in Big Data for Data Mining, Machine Learning and Statistics"

Extracting useful information from very large data sets is challenging. In this workshop, we will focus on the challenges of applying machine learning, data mining, and statistics to massive-scale data sets.

Date: MARCH 26, 2014
Location:  MIT CSAIL, Stata Center, Bldg 32, Student Street 1st floor, 32-155
Cambridge, MA 02139

Big, Fast, Weird Data

“In the past, we've focused on scale, but over the last few years, the big new problems have been about variety,” says Sam Madden, professor of electrical engineering at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). “Big Data is no longer just about processing a huge number of bytes, but doing things with data that you couldn’t do previously. Increasingly, data is coming at you really fast, and it’s much more complex. It’s not just tabular data you can easily stick into a spreadsheet or a database.”

Boston Globe Article on MIT Big Data Challenge

"Taxi data show Bostonians don't fear the cold"
An MIT contest reveals a portrait of the city through cab rides

"For yeaRS, Boston’s Department of Transportation has collected GPS data on every taxi pickup and drop-off throughout the city. It is an astonishing accumulation of raw numbers on how Bostonians get around, ripe with opportunity for analysis.

MIT, White House co-sponsor workshop on big-data privacy

Article by: Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office
March 4, 2014

"On Monday, MIT hosted a daylong workshop on big data and privacy, co-sponsored by the White House as part of a 90-day review of data privacy policy that President Barack Obama announced in a Jan. 17 speech on U.S. intelligence gathering.

MAR 26 2014 MEMBER WORKSHOP: BIG DATA ANALYTICS

Extracting useful information from very large data sets is challenging. In this workshop, we will focus on the challenges of applying machine learning, data mining, and statistics to massive-scale data sets. 

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White House to co-host workshop at MIT on ‘big data’ and privacy

As part of President Barack Obama’s call for a review of privacy issues in the context of increased digital information, MIT and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will co-host a daylong workshop on “big data” and privacy March 3 at MIT.

BRUCE SCHNEIER TALK

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"NSA Surveillance and What To Do About It"

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