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November 12, 2014



K-Staters invited to annual Big Data conference in Kansas City

By William Hsu

The second regional Big Data Conference will be Nov. 12-14 at the Kansas City Convention Center. The conference organizers invite and encourage increased participation from students, researchers, instructors and practitioners in academia. All faculty, staff and students at K-State are invited to attend. 

William Hsu, associate professor in computing and information sciences, will attend with several students from K-State's Big Data class and the Laboratory for Knowledge Discovery in Databases. He will participate in a joint industry-academia panel on big data at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, and present a technical talk on machine learning at 3:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.

According to the event website, "The Big Data Summit is the second annual convergence of software, systems, tools and techniques for managing, manipulating and interpreting data, big and small. This year's summit will bring together more than 500 vendors, users, developers, thinkers and tinkerers from all areas of big data. From hardware to Hadoop, algorithms to analytics, virtualization to visualization, and data scientists to social scientists will all unite for three days in Kansas City to discuss the motivation and means to advance the art of big data and to explore the reasons why big data is such a big story."

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