Introduction to Big Data

Haidong Ji
60 minutes
Room 117
Political campaign predication, Google Flu trend, DNA sequencing, public sentiment on Twitter, and should I add ginger to the dish I am experimenting with? All the aforementioned topics have something in common: they use Big Data to help us understand this world and make intelligent decisions. In this session, I will talk about some use cases of Big Data and the technologies behind the scene that enables it: Cloud computing, Hadoop/MapReduce, NoSQL, machine learning, statistics modeling, and such. I will also talk about what we this mean to data professionals like us and what we need to learn to face these challenges

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