IPDPS 2013 Panelist: The Future of Big Data


Panel Discussion Abstract: There is a lot of excitement about “Big Data” which is at the intersection of the ongoing explosion in data (volumes, variety, and velocity at which it arrives and must be acted upon), the dramatic increase in cost-effective memory capacities, and the maturation of scale-out processing technologies. Huge investments are being made, and there are great expectations for the gains to be had and the range of applications that will be transformed by new data-driven approaches. What does the future hold? Will the changes indeed be transformative, and if so, what will some of the main changes be? What domains are likely to benefit the most? Or is this just a case of unrealistic expectations waiting to be debunked by reality? We will ask panelists drawn from diverse backgrounds to offer their opinions and, hopefully, to get into violent arguments!

May 22, 2013 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Boston, MA

Raghu Ramakrishnan, Microsoft

Panel Members include:

  • David A. Bader, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota
  • Sanjay Ranka, University of Florida
  • Assaf Schuster, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
  • Alan Sussman, University of Maryland
David A. Bader
David A. Bader
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Data Science

David A. Bader is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology.