Big Data Analytics

Math and Stats Seminar: Big data, data science, statistics

Dr. Nancy Reid, University of Toronto

When: 
Friday, 31 March 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: 
Jeffery Hall Room 234

The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute developed a six-month thematic program on big data in 2015, with substantial funding from the Fields Institute, and support from PIMS, CRM and AARMS for

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SECURING THE BIG DATA CITY

David Murakami Wood, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Surveillance Studies at Queen’s University

When: 
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Where: 
Speaker's Corner, Stauffer Library

‘Smart cities’ are characterized by pervasive and distributed sensor networks capturing and generating big data for forms of centralized urban management, drawing together such previously unconnected infrastructural systems as video surveillance, meteorological stations, traffic lights and sewage systems.

Cognitive Computing in Healthcare

Aditya Pai
Associate Partner, Healthcare and Life Sciences - IBM Watson Health

When: 
Thursday, 6 October 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: 
Cancer Research Institute Conference Room 100/01

NBThis is a second talk on the same day as the previously announced morning talk. Details of the morning event will be distributed soon.

The healthcare and life science industry faces a barrage of data. Over 1100 Terabytes of data will be generated by each individual which includes genomic, clinical and exogenous data.
Cognitive computing is a new era of computing where the above complexity is addressed with new capabilities in natural language processing and machine learning.

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Cognitive Computing in Action

Aditya Pai

Aditya is an Associate Partner; Clinician (Certified Genetic Counsellor) and Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry expert with the IBM Watson Group. His principal role is global business development, sales and strategic leadership of Watson engagements.

When: 
Thursday, 6 October 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Where: 
Mac-Corry Room E229

As we enter the “era of big data” we are facing a deluge of data – our challenge will be how to turn data into knowledge.

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Data Day 2016: Maximize the Impact of Your Data

When: 
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 -
9:30am to 4:30pm
Where: 
Speakers Corner, Stauffer Library

Please join us for Queen’s University’s third annual Data Day. You will learn about evolving Queen's data services, national guidelines (e.g. Tri-Council), and national and international initiatives for managing, linking and promoting your research data. You will hear from Queen’s researchers about their experiences in data management and learn more about digital scholarship across disciplines.

http://library.queensu.ca/dataday2016

Compute Canada On-Campus Consultation

Dr. Gregory Newby, Chief Technology Officer, Compute Canada

When: 
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: 
Ellis Hall Room 218

On Feb 23 Compute Canada’s will be on campus hosting a session soliciting input on this country’s need for increased investment in advanced research computing (ARC).

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Seminar on "Centre for Advanced Studies and curriculum design"

Dennis Buttera, Advanced Studies Advisor, Centre for Advanced Studies, IBM Canada Lab

When: 
Friday, 5 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Where: 
Walter Light Hall 302

The talk will give an overview of the role played by IBM’s Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) in advancing software research in Canada.

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