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Rawls College 2014 Symposium on Big Data

April 25, 2014

Co-organized by CAC & College of Engineering & FJUT

Coordinated by CAABI

 

 

 

Theme: Innovate Research and Business with Big Data

TTU | Rawls College | CAC | OTC | CAABI | FJUT

Presenters | Visitors (China) | Business participants | Photos

Objectives:

¡¤          Identify trends driven by big data

¡¤          Conceive strategies to take advantage of opportunities

¡¤          Form collaborations for future efforts across industry and academia

 

Time

Topics / Presenters

8:30-8:50

Opening comments

 

Room: BA 115 (McCoy Atrium)

 

Lance Nail, Dean, the Rawls College

 

Robert V. ¡°Rob¡± Duncan,  Vice President for Research;

 

Moderator: Glenn Browne, Area Coordinator, ISQS

 

8:50-9:20

Keynote speech I

 

Room: BA 115 (McCoy Atrium)

 

 ¡°Why Big Data is Not All It¡¯s Cracked Up to Be¡±

Peter Westfall, CAABI, TTU

 

Moderator: Eric Walden, ISQS, TTU

 

9:20-9:50

Keynote speech II

 

Room: BA 115 (McCoy Atrium)

 

"Big Data¡¯s Transformation of Finance: Technologies and Solutions"

J. Chris Westland, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Moderator: Jaeki Song, ISQS, TTU

 

9:50-10:30

Tea Reception, BA 115 (McCoy Atrium)

 

Track I

Track II

10:30-12:00

Big Data Analytics across Disciplines

 

Room: BA 115 (McCoy Atrium a)

 

Moderator: Eric Walden, ISQS, TTU

 

1.     ¡°Big data challenges in Genomics¡±, Rao Kottapalli, Center for BioTechnology Genomics, TTU

2.      ¡°Big Data in Human Decision Support,¡± Simon Hsiang, Department of Industry Engineering, TTU

3.     ¡°Source of Power in Big Data¡±, Eric Walden, ISQS, TTU

 

 

Business Analytics with Big Data

 

Room: BA 115 (McCoy Atrium b)

 

Moderator: Donald Jones, ISQS, TTU

 

1.     ¡°Several pitfalls of and solutions to big data analytics,¡± Eric Zheng, UTD

2.     "Using high frequency data to explore how non-local investors can trade local information," Artem Meshcheryakov & Jack Cooney, Finance, TTU

3.     ¡°Revealing the Quality of Online Reviews in Social Commerce - A Big Data Approach,¡± Zhangxi Lin, CAABI/ISQS, TTU

4.     ¡°Deconstructing The Data Scientist,¡± Donald Jones, ISQS, TTU

 

12:00-13:30

Lunch, BA 115 (McCoy Atrium)

 

Invited Speech:

"NSF Cloud & Autonomic Computing Center at Texas Tech," Alan Sill, TTU

 ¡°Corporate Engagement at Texas Tech -- focused on providing the ¡®R¡¯ in R&D for our corporate partners,¡± Russell Thomasson, Office of Corporate Engagement

¡°Functions of the Office of Technology Commercialization,¡± David McClure, Office of Technology Commercialization, TTU

 

(boxed food, RSVP to Pam Knighten, Pam.Knighten@ttu.edu)

 

Track I

Track II

13:30-15:00

 

Innovative IT for Big Data Analytics

 

Room: BA 115 (McCoy Atrium)

 

Moderators: Surya Yadav,  Ravi Vadapalli

 

1.     ¡°Design and Development of a Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Instrument (DISCI) for Big Data Applications,¡±

Yong Chen, DISCL, TTU

2.     "Access High Performance Computing from Local to the Nation Level", Alan Sill & Ravi Vadapalli, TTU

3.     Short presentations by students:

a.     Smart parking guidance

b.     ETL for Hadoop Data Warehousing

c.     Medical MIS with big data technology

 

Workshop on Smart Transportation Systems

 

Session 1

Room: BA 115 (McCoy Atrium b)

 

Moderators: Hongchao Liu, Fumin Zou

 

1.     ¡°ITS in Finland and Research opportunities under ISSUE-TM,¡±  Matti Hamalainen, University of Aalto, Finland; Jyrki Nummenmaa, University of Tampere (video conferencing based)

2.     ¡°Big Data Management, Mining, and Analysis in Traffic,¡± Yao-jan Wu, University of Arizona

 

15:00-17:00

Roundtable on: Big Data Commercialization Opportunities through Texas Tech

(See abstract & discussion questions)

 

Room: BA 115 (McCoy Atrium a)

 

Moderators: Ravi Vadapalli, CAC; Zhangxi Lin, CAABI

 

Panelists:

¡¤         Kayla Tindle, OVPR

¡¤         Alan Sill, CAC

¡¤         David McClure, OTC

¡¤         Gary Zheng, LP&L

¡¤         Annette L. Sobel, TTUHSC

 

Participants: NSI (Dallas), City of Lubbock, LP&L, Abuelos, Wells Fargo, Smartfield, etc.

Workshop on Smart Transportation Systems

 

Session 2

Room: BA 115 (McCoy Atrium b)

 

Moderators:

Hongchao Liu, Civil Engineering; Fumin Zou, FJUT

 

1.     ¡°Big Data in Traffic of China: Beautiful Trip,¡± Fumin Zou / Dali Wei, FJUT / Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, TTU

2.     ¡°Visualizing traffic big data with Hadoop,¡± Vivek Shimbulal,et al., ISQS, TTU

 

18:00-20:00

Dinner at Abuelos Restaurant  (invited people)

 

 

 

 

 

General Coordinators:

Jibin Jiang (FJUT), Zhangxi Lin, Eric Walden, Fumin Zou (FJUT)

Program and Publicity Coordinator:

Jason Triche jason.triche@ttu.edu

Organizing coordinators:

Tianxi Dong (806) 786-3919 tianxi.dong@ttu.edu, Andy Jiang (806) 319-1655 Wenjun.jiang@ttu.edu

Secretarial Group:

Sushant Kolte sushant.kolte@ttu.edu, Anagha Zadbuke anagha.zadbuke@ttu.edu

Mohit Sachdeva mohit.sachdeva@ttu.edu, Rashid Patel muhammadrashid.patel@ttu.edu

Sachin Pathak sachin.pathak@ttu.edu, Suhas Patil suhas.patil@ttu.edu, Mrugank Dhone mrugank.dhone@ttu.edu

Abey Michael abey.michael@ttu.edu

 

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Sponsorships:

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Industry attendees (check here):

  

 The Rawls College of Business, ollege of BusinessTexas Tech University, 703 Flint Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409-2101, USA

Fujian University of Technology, No3 Xueyuan Road, University Town, Minhou, Fuzhou, Fujian, China