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Thursday, October 3 • 11:00am - 11:40am
TALK: Big Data Visualization: What's It Good For?

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With screen sizes generally limited to mere megabytes (10^6) of display information, how can we effectively use visualization to present big data sources of a petabyte (10^15) or more? Part of the answer is that we shouldn't even try, at least for some cases where other methods are more efficient. However, here are many classes of analytical tasks where visualization can play a crucial role in taming the scale and complexity of the big data to gain understanding. This presentation will explore the boundaries of where visualization can be applied effectively for big data, through an examination both of intrinsic visualization capabilities and of big data use cases.

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Alan Keahey

Visualization Science & Systems Expert, IBM
Dr. T. Alan Keahey has played a leading role in the research and development of information visualization systems for close to 20 years. His experience spans a wide range of environments including national labs research scientist, research director at a Lucent Bell Labs spin off and founder of a visualization R&D company. His interest in visualization extends beyond the research and development stages to creating products that satisfy a... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 11:40am
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123