• This seminar reading list and schedule are tentative and might change as the quarter progresses.

  • Please try to attend all the presentations, ask questions, and participate in the discussions.

Date Topic / Paper Presenter
04/05 Introduction and Overview Arun Kumar (Organizer)
" Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century
Big Data in the Natural Sciences Mingyang Wang
04/12 The Big Challenges of Big Data in Biology
" Big Data in Astronomy and Alberto Conti Interview
04/19 No seminar (ICDE week)
Big Data in the Enterprise World Arun Kumar (Organizer)
04/26 Big Data and the Automobile Industry
" Big Data In Healthcare and McKinsey Report
Data Science Systems Anthony Thomas
05/03 Apache Spark: A Unified Engine for Big Data Processing
" Feature Engineering for Knowledge Base Construction
Deep Learning for Machine Perception, Translation, and More
05/10 Deep Learning Sai Gullapally
" Understanding Neural Networks Through Deep Visualization "
05/17 No seminar (SIGMOD week)
05/24 Dermatologist-level classification of skin cancer with deep neural networks Vraj Shah
" The Great AI Awakening "
Big Data in the Social Sciences
05/31 Invited Talk: Reverse Engineering the Content and Impact of Censorship in China Molly Roberts
Practical Issues in Data Science Arun Kumar (Organizer)
06/07 The Infamous Interview on the "Delusions" of Big Data and Michael Jordan's Riposte
" Machine Learning: The High-Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt