On Friday June 25 2010 the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, organizes its annual CWI Lectures. International renowned speakers give their vision on Data Intensive Research. Contributions are from keynote speakers Hector Garcia-Molina (Stanford University, U.S.A.), Alex Szalay (Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A) and others.
A Fourth Paradigm (J.Gray) is emerging. The data-centric setting requires a new look at computing architectures, algorithms and strategies to exploit the accumulation of data. We are soon dealing with Petabytes if not Exabytes of data to harvest information from.
The opportunities for large scale text analysis is discussed by Hector Garcia-Molina, who brings experience in the analysis of large web archives and the challenges scalability poses for domain specific information extraction. Data intensive research in numerical data is discussed by cosmologist Alex Szalay. He brings experience in the development of the pivotal Sloane Digital Sky Server, the world’s largest database of astronomical data, which enables data intensive research in astronomy.
CWI researchers Stratos Idreos and Daan Crommelin complete the grand visions with concrete data intensive research in database architectures and modeling from earth and life sciences.
CWI lectures are organized by Martin Kersten, group leader ‘Database Architectures’ at CWI. This research group continually works at the progress of database architectures and database management systems. Under the supervision of Kersten the open source database management system MonetDB has been developed and is nowadays worldwide used.
Date: Friday 25 June 2010
Time: 13:30 – 16:15
Location: Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica , Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam
For program and registration: http://www.cwi.nl/en/lectures2010