Seminar: Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities


Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Title     :  "Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities"
Speaker    :  Professor H. V. Jagadish
             Bernard A Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical
             Engineering and Computer Science

Date       : Dec. 7th, 2012 (Friday)
Time       : 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Venue      : Room 513
             William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

The promise of data-driven decision-making is now being recognized
broadly, and there is growing enthusiasm for the notion of "Big Data".
In fact, it is hard to avoid mention of Big Data anywhere we turn today.

Yet, many have a very narrow interpretation of what that means, and we
lose track of the fact that there are multiple steps to the data analysis
pipeline, whether the data are big or small. At each step, there is work
to be done, and there are challenges with Big Data.

This talk will present an overview of the challenges and opportunities.
I will also briefly mention my own work in this area.

H. V. Jagadish is Bernard A Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science, and Director of the Software Systems
Research Laboratory, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After
earning his PhD from Stanford in 1985, he spent over a decade at AT&T Bell
Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., eventually becoming head of AT&T Labs
database research department at the Shannon Laboratory in Florham Park,
N.J. He has also served as a Professor at the University of Illinois in
Urbana-Champaign and as the Shaw Visiting Professor at the National
University of Singapore.

Professor Jagadish is well-known for his broad-ranging research on
information management, and has approximately 200 major papers and 37
patents. He is a fellow of the ACM ("The First Society in Computing") and
serves on the board of the Computing Research Association. He has been an
Associate Editor for the ACM Transactions on Database Systems (1992-1995),
Program Chair of the ACM SIGMOD annual conference (1996), Program Chair of
the ISMB conference (2005), a trustee of the VLDB (Very Large DataBase)
foundation (2004-2009), and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of
the VLDB Endowment (since 2008).

************************* ALL ARE WELCOME ************************

Host         : Prof. YU, Xu Jeffrey
Tel          : (852) 3943-8309
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Enquiries    : Prof. Hong Cheng
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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 06:30 to 08:30