Presentations

Thursday, September 5

  Keynote
Stephen Wolfram, CEO of Wolfram Research & Creator of Wolfram|Alpha
"GDELT: Real-Time Automated Global Behavior and Beliefs Mapping, Modeling, and Forecasting Using Hundreds of Millions of Events"
Kalev Leetaru, Yahoo! Fellow in Residence, Georgetown University
"Geo Symptom Tracker"
Anurag Jain, VP Engineering, WebMD
"OpenSpending: Building a Global Database of Public Finances"
Anders Pedersen, Community Coordinator, Open Knowledge Foundation
"Why Put a Library in Everybody's Pocket?"
Greg Newby, Director, Project Gutenberg and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
"The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone"
Andrew Ng, Cofounder, Co-CEO, Coursera
"Data Mining Music"
Paul Lamere, Director of Developer Platform, The Echo Nest
"The Future of Data Collection Using Smart Devices"
George Y. Yu, CEO, Variable, Inc.
"Metadata Matters"
Ian White, President, Urban Mapping
"Why the Census? Big Data from Enlightenment to Today"
Eric Newburger, Assistant to the Associate Director of Communications, US Census Bureau
"Data Synthesis—Addressing Small Data Problems Faced by Big Data"
Peter Sweeney, Founder & President, Primal
"Having It All Is Not Having It All at All! Problem Formulation in the Face of Overwhelming Quantities of Data"
Anthony Scriffignano, Senior VP, Worldwide Data & Insight, Dun & Bradstreet

Friday, September 9

"How Will Usage-Based Auto Insurance Evolve?"
David Pratt, General Manager, Usage-Based Insurance, Progressive Insurance
"Health Data and the Recently Released Global Burden of Disease Study"
Peter Speyer, University of Washington
"DataArray: A New Construct for Data-Centric Operations"
Dillon Tracy, Senior Kernel Developer, Wolfram Research
"The Human Brain Project—An Overview"
Sean Hill, Professor, Blue Brain Project/Human Brain Project
"Infectious Texts: Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers"
Ryan Cordell, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
David Smith, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University
"Bad Bugs: The 100K Food-Borne Pathogen Genome Project"
Sufian Alkhaldi, Scientist and Food Outbreak Investigator, Center for Food and Applied Nutrition, FDA
"Recent Activities of the Internet Archive"
Roger Macdonald, Director, Television Archive, Internet Archive
"Sports Analytics v2.0: Assessing Team Strategy Using Spatiotemporal Data"
Patrick Lucey, Disney Research, Pittsburgh
"The Dynamics of Correlated Novelties"
Vittorio Loreto, Professor, Sapienza University of Rome
"Cultural Heritage Institutions and Big Data Collections"
Leslie Johnston, Chief of Repository Development, Library of Congress
"Using Data for Social Good: Unlocking the Potential of Big Data to Change the World"
Peter Panepento, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
"People Hear the Title First: A Mixed-Method Study of the Cultural Place of Science Fiction across Media, Genres, and Decades"
Eric Rabkin, Associate Provost for Online Education, Stony Brook University
"DataCite—Making Datasets Citable"
Jan Brase, Executive Officer, DataCite
"Transforming Legacy Data into State-of-the-Art Interactive Visualizations"
Mark Elbert, Director, Office of Web Management, U.S. Energy Information Administration
"Deep Data: Mapping the Legal Genome"
Adam Hahn, Cofounder & CTO, Judicata
"Who Will Archive the Archives? Thoughts about the Future of Web Archiving"
Michael Nelson, Associate Professor, Old Dominion University