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The advent and pervasive nature of big data and what it means for science is being realized every day. This meeting will focus on how big data is changing the way we do science, looking particularly at the challenges of working with and analyzing big data sets, ethics and privacy concerns, workforce and training issues, and opportunities for public-private partnerships. While acknowledgement will be made of the technical side of big data, our discussion will focus primarily on the role and impact of big data in scholarly research.

Meeting Materials

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

6:30-8:30 pm


Dinner and Keynote Address  
"Big Data R&D: Moving from Infrastructure to Applications"

  • Dr. Chaitan Baru, ‎Senior Advisor for Data Science, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation
  • Moderator:  Dr. Uma Chowdhry, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair; Chief Science and Technology Officer Emeritus, DuPont        
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
8:00-8:15 am


Welcome Remarks 

  • Uma Chowdhry, GUIRR Industry Co-Chair
8:15-9:10 am 

Challenges of Working with Big Data 

  • Dr. Philip Bourne, Associate Director for Data Science, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. H. V. Jagadish, Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
9:10-10:35 am 

Ethics and Privacy Concerns  

  • Dr. Julia Lane, Institute Fellow at American Institute for Research; Professor of Economics, BETA University of Strasbourg CNRS, Chercheur, Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris; and Professor, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research, University of Melbourne
  • Mr. Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown University
  • Mr. Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director and Co-Chair, Future of Privacy Forum
11:05 am-12:00 pm 

Workforce and Training 

1:15-2:20 pm Public-Private Partnerships 

  • Dr. Valerie Taylor, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Regents Professor and Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Mr. Pat Larkin, Executive Director, Innovation Institute, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
  • Mr. John Goodhue, Executive Direcor, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
2:20-2:35 pm Proposals of New Topics and Projects for GUIRR   
2:35-3:00 pm

GUIRR Project Updates

  • University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) Dr. Anthony Boccanfuso, Executive Director, UIDP
  • Federal Demonstration Partnership, FDP – Ms. Cynthia Hope, Assistant Vice President for Research, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Alabama
  • International Research Collaborations (I-Group) – Mr. Wayne Johnson, Executive Director, Innovation Institute, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Webinar Series – Kristina Thorsell, Associate Program Officer, GUIRR
  • Translational Research Roundtable Scott Steele, Director, Government and Academic Research Alliances, University of Rochester
  • Other, New
3:00 pm