We are very pleased to announce our keynote speakers for our upcoming Jean Golding Institute Showcase 2018:
Trevor Hastie, Professor of Statistics and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University who will present ‘Statistical learning with big data’
As our ability to gather and store data improves, we are faced with the task of analysing these ever growing mounds of information. This has required Statisticians to gain computing and database skills and Engineers and Computer Scientists to learn statistical modelling and data analysis. The result is a Data Scientist, one of the hottest job descriptions in the tech world. In this talk Trevor will give some examples of big data and data science challenges and explore some approaches in detail.
Dan Crichton, Program Manager, Principal Investigator and Principal Computer Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will talk about ‘Data science: unlocking scientific research from space to biology’
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA have unlocked unprecedented amounts of scientific knowledge through exploration of our solar system, universe and planet Earth. The robotic spacecraft that JPL built to support this scientific research has generated enormous amounts of data that have also challenged the traditional approaches to capturing, managing, analysing and ultimately gaining insight from the data. Newer architectures and methodologies are needed to consider the entire observing system, from spacecraft to archive, with integrated data-driven discovery approaches enabling data exploitation both onboard and on the ground. Advances in data and computational science capabilities offer opportunities to gain new insights from space missions and the vast data collections that NASA has amassed over the last fifty years. Through a joint partnership in Data Science, JPL and Caltech are working to innovate new architectures methodologies and technologies that are not only enabling new approaches for space and Earth science, but also benefiting other disciplines such as biomedicine.
For further details about the Showcase as well as Data Week please visit Showcase and Data Week 2018.