BIG Data and Simulation Discussion: SPRING 2016
BIG Data and Simulation Discussion
STAT 598B is a 1 credit seminar course (public is welcome)
4:30pm on Tuesdays; NEW LOCATION (as of February 3, 2016) is: BEERING 2280

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Spring 2016 Schedule:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016; 4:30pm, Lilly (LILY) Hall G126
Registered students should attend

Tuesday, January 19, 2016; 4:30pm, Lilly (LILY) Hall G126
No Seminar.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016; 4:30pm, Lilly (LILY) Hall G126
Rebecca Doerge; President's Fellow on BIG Data and Simulation, Department of Statistics, Department of Agronomy Purdue University
"Open Discussion: BIG Data Capabilities and Needs at Purdue University"

Associated reading:
1. "Challenges and Opportunities with Big Data: A community white paper developed by leading researchers across the United States. 2011.

2. A. Katal, M. Wazid, and RH Goudar. 2013. "Big Data: Issues, Challenges, Tools and Good Practices". IEEE. Practices"

3. B. Mathias, G. Lipori, L.L. Moldawer,and P.A. Efron. 2016. "Integrating ‘‘big data’’ into surgical practice". Surgery. 159(2):371-374.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016; 4:30pm, Lilly (LILY) Hall G126
Gaurav Chopra; ***new Purdue Faculty *** Department of Chemistry, Purdue University;
"Open Discussion: Big Data Predictive Bioanalytics for Drug Discovery"

Tuesday, February 9, 2016; 4:30pm, BEERING 2280
Pete Pascuzzi; Purdue University Libraries, Department of Biochemistry (by courtesy), Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University
"Open Discussion: Purdue Libraries' Research and Support for Big Data Science"

Tuesday, February 16, 2016; 4:30pm, BEERING 2280
Preston Smith , Director of Research Services and Support, Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP)
"Open Discussion: Big Data Building Blocks - High-Performance Computing and Data"

Associated reading:

1. Connecting HPC and High Performance Networks for Scientists and Researchers

2. Developing Sustainable Data Services in Cyberinfrastructure for Higher Education Requirements and Lessons Learned

Tuesday, February 23, 2016; 4:30pm, BEERING 2280
William S. Cleveland, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
"Divide & Recombine (D&R) with Tessera for Big and Complex Data: High Performance Computing for Deep Data Analysis (HPC-DDA)"

Tuesday, March 1, 2016; 4:30pm, STEWART 320 *** different location for this talk ***
Ed Seidel; Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Data Intensive Science in the Midwest Big Data Hub"

Associated reading:
Midwest Big Data Hub: Accelerting the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem

Tuesday, March 8, 2016; 4:30pm, BEERING 2280
Bryan Pijanowski; Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
"Toward a Multi-disciplinary Partnership to Tackle the Big Data Problem Inherent in a Global Soundscape Analysis: Can we Homebrew Solutions?"

Tuesday, March 15, 2016; 4:30pm, BEERING 2280
No Seminar. Spring Break.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016; 4:30pm, BEERING 2280

Tuesday, March 29, 2016; 4:30pm, BEERING 2280
Alok R. Chaturvedi, Krannert Graduate School of Management and the Department of Computer Sciences (courtesy), Purdue University
"From Data to Strategy Mining: Roles of Real and Synthetic Data"

Tuesday, April 5, 2016; 4:30pm, BEERING 2280
Dennis Lin, Department of Statistics, Penn Statee University
"AutoStat@Big2Data.IoT (Statistics for Internet of Things)"

Associated reading:
J.M. Jordan and D.K.J. Lin. 2014. Statistics for Big Data: Are Statisticians Ready for Big Data? January 2014 Vol.26/1

Tuesday, April 12, 2016; 4:30pm, BEERING 2280
Santiago Pujol, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
"The Urgent Need for a Lasting and Simple Repository of Digital Files"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016; 4:30pm, BEERING 2280
Rebecca Doerge, Department of Statistics, Purdue University

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Seminar Cancelled. No talk. Registered students, please fill out course evaluations. Any additional comments following last week's discussion ... please send them to Thank you everyone... great seminar of discussions! Amazing! -->

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