Basser Seminar Series

From Big Data to Community Mining Validation: What's the link?

Speaker: Professor Osmar R Zaïane
University of Alberta, Canada

Time: Friday 19 April, 4:00-5:00pm

Location: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, Lecture Theatre (Room 123), Level 1

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Abstract

Big Data is a buzz word, often misunderstood and misused as a term. The concept refers to the ever growing constant flow of data from disparate sources. With the ubiquitous data creation and storage means, the popularity of social media, and the increasing pace data flows, big data is today a reality. To maximize the value of data, integration of information is a must for industry, government and research.

Big data is posing new research challenges, particularly, but not exclusively, with the integration of complex information networks in the mix. We will briefly clarify the idea behind big data, illustrate the concept with concrete examples on how big data integration brings value, and focus on the validity issue with the discovery of communities in information networks.

Speaker's biography

Osmar R Zaïane