GVSU's second Big Data Conference was held on Friday, April 25, 2014.  The conference consisted of a poster and networking session, followed by presentations in the Kirkhof Center, Pere Marquette Room.

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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Poster and Networking Session

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Keynote Address:  Barbara O'Brien, MSU College of Law, “Finding Data: The Politics and Magic of Accessing Capital Punishment Data”

9:50 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Presentations (in two tracks):
    • Mary E Winn (Van Andel Institute):  Bioinformatics and big data in biological science
    • Laura Ring Kapitula:  Graphing Big Data Using the SAS© System
    • Shaily Menon:  Biodiversity Informatics – Big Data for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecological Forecasting
    • Szymon Machajewski:  Open Source Analytics – Blackboard Learn
    • Andy Van Solkema (Visualhero company):  Visual Thinking
    • Mario Adkins:  Tutorial on NVivo 10
    • David Zeitler:  High Performance Statistical Computing
    • Jerry Scripps:  Data Mining the Liberal Arts
    • Paul Stephenson:   A Statistical Analysis on the Likelihood of Independent Occurrences of Serious Residential Fires
    • Edward Aboufadel:  Creating “Baseball Motion Graphs”
    • Robert Deaner:  The Tortoise and the Hare: Men are More Likely than Women to Slow in the Marathon
    • Paul M. Leidig: New Curriculum Development in Data Science Programs

12:25 PM - 1:10 PM

  • Lunchtime Keynote Address:  Jonathan R. White, GVSU Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, “Big Data, Big Intelligence, Big Security: The Challenge of Protecting Rights”

1:15 PM

  • Breakout discussions of data visualization, Big Data in unexpected disciplines

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