BigData@Chalmers seminar with Dr Siddhartha Chatterjee, Persistent Systems

Title: ShareInsights - A Unified Approach to Full-Stack Data Processing
Dr. Siddhartha ChatterjeeAbstract:
The  field of data analysis seeks to extract value from data for either business or scientific benefit. This  field has seen a renewed interest with the advent of big data technologies and a new organizational role called data scientist. Even with the new found focus, the task of analyzing large amounts of data is still challenging and time-consuming. The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines which consists of several operations that are chained together - starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization).
In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis. In this talk, I will present and demonstrate a platform (ShareInsights) that aims to significantly reduce the time it takes to build data pipelines. The platform attempts to achieve this in following ways: by allowing the user to describe the entire data pipeline with a single language and idioms - all the way from data ingestion to insight expression (via visualization and end-user interaction); by providing a rich library of parts that allow users to quickly assemble a data analysis pipeline in the language; and by allowing for a collaboration model that allows multiple users to work together on a data analysis pipeline as well as leverage and extend prior work with minimal effort.

Dr. Siddhartha Chatterjee, Chief Technology Officer, Persistens Systems

Dr. Siddhartha Chatterjee (Sid) began his tenure at Persistent Systems in 2015. As Chief Technology Officer for the company, he is responsible for technology leadership both externally and internally. This includes formulating and driving a technology-centric business strategy, anticipating technology demands in the market place and formulating suitable responses, articulating Persistent’s point of view to the market, providing technology leadership internally, and enhancing the technical capability within the Company.

Prior to Persistent, Sid was with IBM for 13 years during which, he has held multiple technical, strategic, managerial, and executive positions across IBM Research, IBM Systems & Technology Group, and IBM Global Technology Services. His most recent role was as the Vice President for development and delivery integration of IBM's SoftLayer acquisition.

Sid holds a B. Tech. (Honors) degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur and a Ph.D. in Computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, U.S. He has also been a visiting scientist at the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) in Moffett Field, CA, an assistant and associate professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Duke University, and the University of Texas. He is an ACM Distinguished Member, an IEEE Senior Member, and a Sigma Xi member.

Welcome to this Area of Advance ICT and Big Data@Chalmers seminar. We encourage you all to stay for coffee and further discussion after the seminar. Welcome!

Please register here, so that we can estimate the number of participants.
Category Seminar
Location: Room Catella, Chalmers Student Union Building (Kårhuset), Chalmersplatsen 1, Campus Johanneberg
Starts: 15 December, 2015, 15:00
Ends: 15 December, 2015, 16:00

Published: Mon 23 Nov 2015.