KNAW mini-symposium

KNAW mini-symposium: Big Data Science

10 September 2013 from 18:00 to 20:00 hrs
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As a result of the exponential growth in the amount of data that is available for scientific research, the sciences are on the brink of huge changes. That applies to all disciplines. In biology, for example, there will shortly be around 1 Exabyte of genomics data (10 to the power of 18 bytes) in the world. In 2024 the next generation of radio telescopes will produce in excess of 1 Exabyte per day.

To deal with this data deluge, a new scientific discipline is taking shape. Big Data Science aims to develop new methods to store those substantial amounts, and to quickly find, analyse and validate complex patterns in Big Data.

In this symposium, four speakers from the Netherlands and abroad will explain the statistical and computational theory behind Big Data Science, as well as its application to data-rich problems.



 (language of communication is English)

06:00 p.m.

Opening by the chairman for the evening, Jan Bergstra of the University of Amsterdam

David Hand, Imperial College London, Big Data: Hope or Hype?

Patrick Wolfe, University College London, "Big Data" and Statistical Network Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities at the Forefront of Modern Statistics

Aad van der Vaart, University of Leiden, Bayesian Statistics and the Borrowing of Strength in the Analysis of High-Dimensional Data

Bert Kappen, Radboud University Nijmegen, DNA Matching as an Example of Bayesian Inference

08:00 p.m.


You are warmly invited to this mini-symposium. Participation is free, but please register using the form.