Initiative Seminar on Big Data 2014 - Knowledge and Inspiration Bank

The two-day Chalmers Initiative Seminar on Big Data took place on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th March 2014. The seminar offered 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. On this page, presentation material, films, summaries and other inspiration from the Initiative Seminar will be presented. This page will be updated continuously.


The program folder

Programme_ Chalmers Initiative Seminar on BigData 25th26thMarch.pdf



Life Science and Medicine

Terry Speed - Data Science, Big Data and Statistics

Mikael Wintell och Lars Lindsköld_The VGR Way - To handle Big that will gett Bigger.pdf

Mikael Wintell's and Lars Lindsköld's speech

Ib Groth-Clausen_Disease Networks.pdf 

Ib Groth-Clausen's speech



Danyel Fisher_Visualization of Big Data.pdf

Danyel Fisher's speech

Staffan Truve_Using Web Intelligence to make Strategic Business Decisions.pdf

Staffan Truvé's speech


Business Analytics

Åke Ljungdahl_Advanced Analytics at Volvo Cars.pdf

Klas Eckervald - Competitive Advantage by Analyzing ALL Your Data.pdf

 Tobias Lehtipalo_The History of Spotfire - From Dynamic Queries to Big Data Analytics for Everyone.pdf

Hans Enocson_How Big Data creates opportunities for productivity improvements_Industrial Internet from a GE perspective.pdf


Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

 Bo Rothstein_Quality of Government and Human Well Being_Some Surprises from Big Data.pdf

Antonella Fresa_Big Data in the Digital CulturalHeritage.pdf


 Twitter hashtag:  #bigdatachalmers

Josh Cowls, moderator of the panel discussion on day 1, will contribute to our knowledge and inspiration bank, by writing a series of reports covering each session of the event.  These reports will be published on this page within short. Until then, please enjoy his initial thoughts about the event in the blog post Piecing Together the Value of Big Data



Thanks to all who made this happen!  Speakers, panelists, session chairs and participants. A special thank you to the people listed below:  

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
Main Partner and Sponsor
Chalmers Area of Advance ICT
 Further Partners and Sponsors
Visualiseringscentrum Chalmers

Published: Tue 09 Sep 2014.