Basser Seminar Series

Towards a Quiescent World: Local Inference in Complex Systems

Speaker: Professor Assaf Schuster
The Technion, Haifa, Israel

Time: Thursday 12 February 2009, 4:00-5:00pm

Location: The University of Sydney, School of IT Building, Board (Room 124), Level 1

**NOTE: Different day and location.

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Speaker's biography

Professor Assaf Schuster is a PhD graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Since 1991 he has been with the CS department at the Technion, Haifa. He established and manages DSL – the Distributed Systems Laboratory, which is supported by Intel, Microsoft, Sun, IBM, and others. Prof. Schuster is well known in the area of parallel, distributed, high-performance, and grid computing. He has published over 160 papers in those areas. He is a consultant to the hi-tech industry on related issues and holds seven patents. He also serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Computers. In recent years, Prof. Schuster's group has focused on distributed knowledge discovery, acquiring expertise in large-scale distributed data mining. The group has published novel approaches to data mining in large-scale distributed systems and databases, including multi-party collaborative environments.

Recently, the group has published several (award-winning) new approaches and algorithmic breakthroughs for efficient knowledge discovery in such systems.