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Data engineering for data science: challenges and opportunities

Monday 16 March 2015 

Data science is an emerging research area concerned with extracting knowledge and value from data. Data engineering is an established research area concerned with data intensive systems and algorithms, e.g., practical solutions for Big Data. Data engineering is a core discipline of data science, and as such is facing many new challenges, both in leveraging existing techniques in the context of classical data analytics, as well as in developing new techniques for the novel types of analytics that have become possible because of increased data storage and processing capabilities.

We take the opportunity of the PhD defense of Yongming Luo to bring together experts in the field to highlight current data engineering research in the broader discussion on data science. Our aim in this meeting is to stimulate increased dialogue and collaboration across these domains, and to indicate challenges and future research directions in the area.

The event is part of the Advanced Components Stage of SIKS Educational Program.



09:15-09:30. - Opening remarks


09:30-10:00. - Mark de Berg <http://www.win.tue.nl/~mdberg/>,
Eindhoven. How Geometry Helps in Clustering.


10:00-10:30. - Yuqing Wu <http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~yuqwu/>,
Bloomington. Looking Through the Lens of Social Media.


10:30-11:00. - Alexander Serebrenik
<http://www.win.tue.nl/~aserebre/>, Eindhoven. Looking Over the
Fence: A Software Engineering Researchers View of Data Engineering.


11:00-11:30. - Coffee break


11:30-12:00. - Peter Boncz <http://homepages.cwi.nl/~boncz/>,
Amsterdam. The LDBC Social Network Benchmark.


12:00-12:30. - Stijn Vansummeren
<http://code.ulb.ac.be/code.people.php?id=992>, Brussels. Spanners: a Formal Framework for Information Extraction.


12:30-13:00. - Nelly Litvak
Enschede. Quick Detection of High-degree Entities in Large Directed Networks.


13:00. - Closing remarks


The PhD defense of Yongming Luo follows in the afternoon at 16:00 in
Auditorium, Hall 5. Symposium participants are welcome to join this event.

Website: http://wwwis.win.tue.nl/~gfletcher/luo/


This event is free of charge and open to the public. To register, please submit your name and affiliation <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xicyz3VgyPl2W21kYu0fVeUKt-b-QPVg8xGPWRuaugY/viewform?c=0&w=1>.

If you are a SIKS member wishing to participate in the symposium as an Advanced Component of the SIKS teaching program, please also indicate this in your registration.

For all questions regarding SIKS educational program, please do not contact the local organisation, but send an e-mail to office@siks.nl


* Paul De Bra, Eindhoven

* George Fletcher, Eindhoven

* Jan Hidders, Delft

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.