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Wednesday, October 2 • 10:30am - 10:40am
Lightning Talk: Using Topological Data Analysis to Find Breakthrough Insights in Complex Datasets

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The use of Topological Data Analysis (TDA )is reinventing how we find knowledge from data without asking questions, writing queries or code. By pairing hundreds of mathematical algorithms with machine powered intelligence, end users and domain experts can discover knowledge from massive datasets in seconds to minutes, often finding answers to questions that one would not know to ask of their data.

The audience will gain an understanding of what exactly the mathematical study of shape (topology) is, and how it can be applied to understand massive and complicated data sets. The audience will also learn the difference between traditional business intelligence or “big data” solutions and Topological Data Analysis, as well as the types of problems that TDA is best suited for with an example of how TDA has been used to solve a real world problem.

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Gunnar Carlsson

Co-founder, Ayasdi
Gunnar Carlsson holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard and doctorate from Stanford. Over the past 35 years, Gunnar has taught at various universities and since 1991, has been a professor of Mathematics at Stanford. Gunnar pioneered the applied use of topology to solve complex real world problems starting in the late 1990’s. This work led to $10M in research grants from the National Science Foundation and DARPA to study the application... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2013 10:30am - 10:40am
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123