Basser Seminar Series

Online Event Processing

Speaker: Themis Palpanas
University of Trento

Time: Wednesday 10 September 2008, 4:00-5:00pm

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


Applications in various domains are increasingly shifting their focus from processing historic data to analyzing streaming data in an online fashion. The benefit they get by continuously tracking internal and external processes, is that they can react to significant situations in a timely and efficient manner.

In this talk, I will present some application scenarios other than sensor networks, that are gaining popularity in the business world. I will focus on the discussion of a particular problem in this space, namely deviation detection in streaming data, and present our approach for solving this problem in a distributed manner. Finally, I will also talk about some other work we are currently doing in the context of streaming data management.

Speaker's biography

Themis Palpanas is a faculty member in the Department of Information and Communication Technology, at the University of Trento. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and his MSc and PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada. Before joining the University of Trento, Prof. Palpanas worked at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He has also worked for the University of California at Riverside, and visited Microsoft Research, and the IBM Almaden Research Center. While at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, he was a member of the IBM Academy of Technology Study on Event Processing, which provided executive directions on emerging research challenges in the corresponding area. Prof. Palpanas is serving in the program committees of several top database and data mining conferences, and is a member of ACM and the Technical Chamber of Greece. His interests include data management, data analysis, streaming algorithms, outlier detection, incremental view maintenance, caching, and prefetching. He has applied his research solutions to real world industry problems, and is the author of five US patents.