BIG 2014 Final Program

Monday, April 7th

9:15

BIG’2014 Opening

9:30

Keynote Speaker: Chris Volinsky, AVP AT&T
Shaping Cities of the Future using Mobile Data 

  • Introduced by Robin Chen

10:30

Coffee Break

Session chair: Junlan Feng

11:00

Neel Sundaresan and Jack Shen
Visually:  Telling Commerce Stories Through Pictures

11:25

Jaegul Choo, Barry Drake and Haesun Park
Visual Analytics for Interactive Exploration of Large-scale Document Data via Nonnegative Matrix Factorization

11:50

Keyun Hu, Hongyan Yan and Junlan Feng
mAnalytics: A Big Data Analytic Platform for Precision Marketing

12:15

Frank Smadja
The Big Data Challenges of Computational Market Research

12:40

Lunch

13:45

Invited Speaker: Rakesh Agrawal, Microsoft Technical Fellow
Computational Education: A Big Data Opportunity?

  • Introduced by Yoelle Maarek

Session chair: Frank Smadja

14:30

Jinhyung Kim, Minhee Cho, Mikyoung Lee and Hanmin Jung
Scholarly Big Data-based Prescriptive Analytics System Enhancing Research Capability

14:55

Julien Masanes, Stanislav Barton and Philippe Rigaux
Building an Analytic Platform for The Web

15:20

Coffee Break

Session chair: Neel Sanduresan

15:50

Patty Kostkova
Integration, Cross-Verification, Participation and Open Data: Opportunities and Challenges for Public Health

16:15

Panel: Open Data: Holy Grail for Surveillance and Research – so what’s the problem?
Moderator: Patty Kostkova
Panelists: Philip Abdelmalik, Ciro Cattuto, Daniel Hulme and Hans Ossebaard

17:15

End of technical program of Day 1

18:30

BIG Dinner Sponsored by AT&T

Tuesday, April 8th

9:15

Preview of today’s agenda

9:30

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Sang Kyun Cha, Seoul National University
In-Memory Real-Time Big Data Processing: What It Takes to Innovate and Change Industry

  • Introduced by Alessandro Panconesi

10:30

Coffee Break

Session chair: Paolo Boldi

11:00

Allan Hanbury, Georg Langs, Bjoern Menze and Henning Müller
A Cloud-based Framework for Evaluation on Big Data

11:25

Paul Ogilvie, Jonathan Traupman, Xiangrui Meng and Doris Xin
Metronome: Building Blocks for Data Products

11:50

Invited Speaker: Prof. Thorsten Joachims, Cornell
Big Data of the People, for the People: Understanding the Collective Wisdom of Users

12:35

Lunch

Session chair: Andrei Broder

13:45

Keynote Speaker: Amr Awadallah, Cloudera CTO and Co-founder
Evolution from Apache Hadoop to the Enterprise Data Hub: a new foundation for the Modern Information Architecture

14:45

Sebastiano Vigna, Paolo Boldi, Andrea Marino and Massimo Santini
BUbiNG: Massive Crawling for the Masses

15:10

Coffee Break

Session chair: Ronny Lempl

15:40

Sofia Kleisarchaki, Vassilis Christophides, Sihem Amer-Yahia and
Ahlame Douzal-Chouakria
Scalable Topic Change Detection in Social Posts

16:05

Invited Speaker: Ben Hamner, Director of Engineering, Kaggle
What do we learn from Kaggle machine learning competitions?

16:50

BIG’2014 Closing

17:00

End of technical program of Day 2

Download BIG 2014 Final Program (PDF)