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Training Students to Extract Value from Big Data

April 11-12, 2014
This workshop was hosted by the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Research Council of the National Academies. It was sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

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Agenda with links to presentations:  

Friday, April 11

Breakfast available in the meeting room beginning at 8 a.m.

8:30-8:35 a.m. Welcome
Constantine Gatsonis, Brown University
Chairman, CATS

8:35-8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Suzanne Iacono*
Deputy Assistant Director
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
National Science Foundation

8:45-10 a.m. The Need for Training: Experiences and Case Studies

Raghu Ramakrishnan, Microsoft Corporation
John Lafferty, University of Chicago

Rayid Ghani, University of Chicago
Guy Lebanon, Amazon Corporation

10-10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Principles for Working with Big Data

Chair: Brian Caffo, Johns Hopkins University

Jeffery Ullman, Stanford University
Alexander Gray, Skytree Corporation
Duncan Temple Lang, University of California, Davis
Juliana Freire, New York University

12:45-1:45 p.m. Lunch

1:45-4:15 p.m. Courses, Curricula, and Interdisciplinary Programs

Chair: Jim Frew, University of California, Santa Barbara

Bill Howe, University of Washington
Peter Fox, Rensselear Polytechnic Institution
Joshua Bloom, University of California, Berkeley

4:15-4:30 p.m. Break

4:30-5 p.m. Q&A/Discussion



Saturday, April 12th

Breakfast available in the meeting room beginning at 8 a.m.

8:30-11 a.m. Shared Resources

Chair: Deepak Agarwal, LinkedIn

Christopher Re, Stanford University
Bill Cleveland, Purdue University
Panel Discussion:
Claudia Perlich, NYU
Ron Brachman, Yahoo*
Mark Ryland, Amazon

11:00-11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Panel Discussion: Workshop Lessons

Chair: Rob Kass, Carnegie Mellon University

1 p.m. Adjourn

*Presentations not yet available


Program Committee:

John Lafferty, University of Chicago (co-chair)
Raghu Ramakrishnan, Microsoft Corporation (co-chair)
Deepak Agarwal, LinkedIn
Corinna Cortes, Google
Jeff Dozier, University of California, Santa Barbara
Robert Kass, Carnegie Mellon University
Anna Gilbert, University of Michigan
Rafael Irizarri, Harvard University
Patrick Hanrahan, Stanford University
Prabhakar Raghavan, Google
Nathaniel Schenker, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ion Stoica, University of California, Berkeley