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Renowned UC San Diego Scientists Offer March 12 'Big Data at Work'

Seminar

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

(858) 534-9356.

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

future airing.

"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

few."

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

Excellence

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

Analytics.

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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