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TO BUSINESS, EDUCATION, AND TECHNOLOGY EDITORS:
Renowned UC San Diego Scientists Offer March 12 'Big Data at Work'
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The significance and
real-world impact of Big Data -- the popular term used to describe the
exponential growth and availability of data, both structured and
unstructured -- will be explored at a special University of California
San Diego Extension seminar titled "Big Data at Work: A Conversation
with the Experts."
The event will be held Wednesday, March 12, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at
Atkinson Hall, Qualcomm Institute on the UC San Diego campus.
Event pre-registration is suggested. To register, visit the "Big Data
at Work" registration page at http://extension.ucsd.edu/IT or call
Presented by UC San Diego Extension in partnership with the UC San
Diego Computer Science & Engineering Department, San Diego
Supercomputer Center, and the Qualcomm Institute at Calit2, the
seminar will feature leading faculty and technology executives
delivering TED-style talks.
Topics will focus on emerging trends related to Big Data, including
research, services and education. UCSD-TV will videotape the event for
"We are proud of UC San Diego's continuing leadership role in this
fast-paced field," said Hugo Villar, Director of Science and
Technology for UC San Diego Extension. "Through our distinguished
speakers, we will highlight how Big Data is creating new opportunities
for advancements in disparate fields ranging from science and
healthcare to security, crime prevention and marketing, just to name a
The following speakers will deliver individual talks and participate
in a panel discussion:
-- Mike Norman, Ph.D., Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center
-- Stefan Savage, Ph.D., Professor, UC San Diego
-- Michael Zeller, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Zementis
-- Natasha Balac, Ph.D., Director, Predictive Analytics Center of
Larry Smarr, Ph.D, the founding director of Qualcomm Institute at
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
(Calit2), will provide the welcome address.
The event is open to the general public. A $10 fee will contribute to
a scholarship fund to support UC San Diego Extension's continuing
education programs and courses in Data Mining and Predictive
UC San Diego Extension offers a variety of programs and courses in Big
Data, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to
achieve professional success. The programs are created, supported and
taught by faculty members and industry experts, including those from
the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Zementis, a San Diego-based
software company specializing in predictive analytics solutions.
Read more news from University of California San Diego Extension.
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