Pictures from Workshop
Reception at Rigg's Library
Speakers Bob Groves and Tom Kalil
Workshop at Copley Formal Lounge
Speakers: Jim Kurose and Andrew Moore
Panelists: Magdalena Balazinska, Michael Carey, Kate Crawford, Sastry G. Pantulak
Moderator: Mike Franklin
Welcome to the 2015 Federal Big Data Strategic Initiative Workshop (BDSI-2015) website. The workshop will be held on January 23rd in Washington, DC at Georgetown University. A dinner reception will be held on January 22nd at the historic Rigg's Library in Healy Hall.
The growth in scale, diversity, and complexity of data has increased the demand for understanding large amounts of heterogeneous data. This presents new challenges to the way data and information are used and managed. A need exists to understand ways to design systems for processing big data, develop sophisticated analytics using large-scale data, consider privacy issues arising from use of this massive data, and determine ways to teach big data analytics across disciplines.
Given the large number of overlapping data challenges many federal agencies are facing, a National Big Data R&D Initiative was launched in March 2012. A steering group (the BDSSG) is drafting a framework and establishing a set of priorities for a Federal Big Data Research Agenda. One part of developing a strategic plan is to collect input from those in academia and industry that are working on big data research and new technologies. This workshop will bring together a small number of academics and industry leaders across disciplines to further inform the development of an effective Federal Big Data Research Agenda.
The invitees will cooperatively:
- Analyze and focus on the research and development issues of problems that are fundamental in making progress toward understanding complex, big data;
- Specify current and future areas where major breakthroughs appear possible;
- Identify needed collaborations (e.g., inter-disciplinary, academic-industry);
- Identify research initiatives and facilities needed to meet current and future challenges;
- Consider privacy challenges and directions that should be considered;
- Discuss educational directions, needs and challenges for integrating big data into the
curriculum of different disciplines.
Workshop Dates and Location
BDSI-2015 will begin with a dinner reception at Rigg's Library at Georgetown University on Thursday, January 22nd at 6:00 PM. The workshop will take place on Friday, January 23rd from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM in Copley Formal Lounge. Workshop check-in/registration will take place from 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM on January 23rd. BDSI-2015 will take place at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.