Workshop on Big Data Applications, Challenges, and Techniques

With the support of two NSF awards (IIS-1633330 and HRD-1345232), we are hosting the workshop on Big Data applications, challenges, and techniques, and the challenges and techniques for harnessing the data revolution.

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm Nov. 22, 2019, Friday
Venue: Senate Gallery, Corbett Center, NMSU main campus, Las Cruces, NM
Organizers: Huiping Cao, K. Selcuk Candan, Ming Zhao, Maria Luisa Sapino, Enrico Pontelli, Son Tran.


9:00am-9:10am Breakfast & opening marks

Session 1: big data techniques

9:10am-9:40am Big Data Applications, Challenges, and Techniques (K. Selcuk Candan, ASU)

9:40am-10:10am GEARS: Accelerating Sciences, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning with Heterogeneous Computing (Ming Zhao, ASU)

10:10am-10:30am networking & break

Session 2: applications in electric grids, astronomy, and environmental sciences (lightning talks)

10:30am-10:45am Harnessing Big Data for US electric grid reliability and resiliency (Olga Lavrova, NMSU ECE)

10:45am-11:00am Big Solar Data for Space Weather Forecasting (Laura Boucheron, NMSU ECE)

11:00am-11:15am Precision Livestock Management: Big Data Analysis Challenges (Derek Bailey, NMSU Animal & range sciences)

11:15am-11:30am Rage against the machine: ecological learning from machine learning (Qiuyan Yu, NMSU Ecology study)

11:30pm-1:00pm lunch break

Session 3: big data techniques for biological and material sciences

1:00pm-1:30pm Model-free methods for functional pattern discovery (Mingzhou Song, NMSU CS )

1:30pm-2:00pm Discriminating heart attack etiology using circulating plasma metabolites: Mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, machine learning, and precision medicine (Patrick Trainor, NMSU Applied statistics )

2:00pm-2:30pm Big data approaches to large-scale materials screening for target applications
(Thomas Manz, NMSU Chemical engineering)

2:30pm-3:00pm break

Session 4: big data techniques for sociology

3:00pm-3:30pm Semantic Visualization for Visual Comparative Text Mining (Tuan Le, NMSU CS)

3:30pm-4:00pm Measuring Concept Engagement in U.S. Immigration Discourse (Marshall Taylor, NMSU Sociology)

4:20pm adjourn