Initiative Seminar on Big Data

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th March




                                                                                            Illustrations produced by Simon Fetscher

                                    
Big Data: From Life Sciences, Engineering and Social Sciences to Business Analytics

 
Everywhere we look, the quantity of data is exponentially growing, fueled by the pervasive diffusion of digitalization in modern life. The fields of science, engineering, technology and even social sciences and humanities are undergoing a profound transformation to a data driven approach.   We are entering an era of data-intensive knowledge discovery and analysis, and understanding and using this growing body of information will be one of the greatest scientific and engineering challenges of the 21st century.
 
The two-day Chalmers Initiative Seminar on Big Data will take place on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th March 2014. The seminar will offer insight into a range of research challenges related to big data in areas such as life sciences, digital humanities, engineering sciences, natural sciences, and business. We have invited a group of researchers at the top of their field to come to Gothenburg and share cutting-edge works in their respective fields, helping us better understand the diverse and complementary aspects of big data. Besides the top-level researchers invited, the seminar will also draw strong interest and participation from global hi-tech industries. Participants in the seminar will be researchers from the Nordic area investing one or two full days to gain knowledge about the challenges and potentials of big data.
 
Venue
Room RunAn, Chalmers Conference Centre, Campus Johanneberg, Gothenburg
 
Registration
THE EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!  
Do you wish to be on the reserve list? Please contact karin.lundberg@chalmers.se
 
 
Programme
 
 
SPEAKER LIST
 
Tuesday 25th March
 
Big Data in the Life Sciences and Medicine
Session chair: Devdatt Dubhashi      Professor of Computer Science, Dept. of CSE
 
Terry Speed, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Janusz Dutkowski, University of California San Diego
Mikael Wintell, Lars Lindsköld and Helen Seeman-Lodding, Region Västra Götaland
Göran Bergström, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Hans Enocson, GE Healthcare, Sweden
 
Big Data Visualization and Prediction
 Session chair: Morten Fjeld, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Dept. of Applied IT
 
Danyel Fisher, Microsoft Research, Sweden
Anders Ynnerman, Linköping University, Sweden
Staffan Truvé, Recorded Future, Sweden
David De Roure, Oxford e-Research Centre, United Kingdom
 
Big Data Panel Discussion: Privacy, Security, and Safety in Big Data:
Moderator: Josh Cowls, Oxford Internet Institute, United Kingdom
Klas Eckervald, Teradata Corporation, Sweden
Helen Seeman-Lodding, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Sven Ekholm, MedTech West, Sweden
Robin Brouwer, Astra Zeneca, Sweden
 
 
 
Wednesday 26th March
 
Big Data and Business Analytics
Session chair: Per-Olof Arnäs, Department of Technology and Economics, Chalmers, Sweden
 
Åke Ljungdahl, Volvo Car Group, Sweden
Klas Eckervald, Teradata Corporation, Sweden
Ib Groth-Clausen, Astra Zeneca, Sweden
Tobias Lehtipalo , Tibco Spotfire, Sweden
 
Big Data on Social Sciences and Digital Humanities
Session chair: Lars Borin, Centre for Language Technology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
 
Stephan Meyer, IBM Global Business Services, Germany
Antonella Fresa, Technical Coordinator of DCH-RP European Project, Italy
Matthew Jockers, University of Nebraska, USA
Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
 
 
Big Data Panel Discussion: Educating for the Big Data Era
Moderator: Lena Peterson, Chalmers, Sweden
Malte Isacsson, Volvo Car Group, Sweden
Klas Eckervald, Teradata Corporation, Sweden
Daniel Langkilde, MSc Student Engineering Mathematics and member of the board of Chalmers, Sweden
Lars Borin, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Jan Smith, IT University (a collaboration between University of Gothenburg and Chalmers), Sweden
Pawel Wozniak          PhD-student of Human-Computer Interaction, Dept. of Applied IT
 
 
 
Organizing Team
David Sands              Professor of Computer Science; Co-director, Chalmers Area of Advance ICT
Devdatt Dubhashi      Professor of Computer Science, Dept. of CSE
Morten Fjeld, chair     Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Dept. of Applied IT
Karin Lundberg          Communications Officer, Chalmers Area of Advance ICT
Martin Markström       Co-director, Life Science Engineering Area of Advance
Karolina Partheen      Operations Officer, Chalmers Area of Advance ICT
 
Poster Programme Chair
Pawel Wozniak          PhD-student of Human-Computer Interaction, Dept. of Applied IT
 
Press and media relations
Questions? Please contact Karin Lundberg:
Phone: +46 709 83 01 31
 
Press and media material
Speaker bios, presentation outlines and image-/video-material will be digitally available free-of-charge.   
Twitter hashtag:  #bigdatachalmers
 
Main Partner and Sponsor
Chalmers Area of Advance ICT
 
Further Partners and Sponsors
Visualiseringscentrum Chalmers

Published: Thu 28 Nov 2013. Modified: Wed 02 Apr 2014