Speaker: Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University
Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m., Nov. 12, 2014
Venue: Lecture Hall, Second Floor, Office Building Software Campus
Host: Xiaohui Yu
Abstract：“Big Data” is one of today’s greatest challenges, and at the same time an unprecedented opportunity. It’s often described as the explosion of the velocity, volume, variety, veracity, and value of digital information. Unlocking and making sense of this vast treasure trove of data is of immense value to essentially every sector and can yield untold benefits to society and individuals. In this talk, I will highlight the exciting research on big data analytics under the central theme of connecting Big Data with many people by enabling its management, integration, exploration and application. It examines some of the novel research challenges presented by Big Data and how leveraging its potential is changing the world.
Bio：Jian Pei is Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Big Data Science, and Professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s top researchers in the area of data mining and his work has been embraced by industry and government. Since 2000, his research has focused on developing effective and efficient ways to analyze - and capitalize on - the vast stores of data housed in applications such as social networks, network security informatics, healthcare informatics, business intelligence, and web searches. A prolific and widely-cited author, Professor Pei has received many prestigious awards including induction as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University.