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Upcoming Talks


MIT CSAIL, Stata Center, Bldg 32

Talks will feature distinguished individuals from academia, industry and government including pre-eminent people from all the subfields of computer science that have something to say about data, data processing and analytics, as well as people from organizations that are consumers of Big Data from both industry and government.

Prior speakers:  Erik Brynjolfsson (MIT Sloan School); Ion Stoica (UC Berkeley); Alyosha Efros (CMU); Murli Buluswar (AIG); Chris Olston (Google); Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat (Google).


Extracting Declarative and Procedural Knowledge from Documents and Videos on the Web
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Kevin Murphy, Research Scientist, Google

We describe how we built a very large probabilistic database of declarative facts,  called "Knowledge Vault", by applying "machine reading" to the web. This approach extends previous work, such as NELL and YAGO, by leveraging existing knowledge bases as a form of "prior".

Big Data Lecture Series: TBA
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Arvind Narayanan, Assistant Professor, Princeton University