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 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
- Poster and Networking Session
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
- Keynote Address: Barbara O'Brien, MSU College of Law, “Finding Data: The Politics and Magic of Accessing Capital Punishment Data”
9:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
- 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 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
- Lunchtime Keynote Address: Jonathan R. White, GVSU Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, “Big Data, Big Intelligence, Big Security: The Challenge of Protecting Rights”
- Breakout discussions of data visualization, Big Data in unexpected disciplines