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Agenda

eScience in the Cloud 2014
April 29–30, 2014 | Redmond, WA, United States

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Tuesday, April 29

Time

Event/Topic

8:30–9:00 A.M. 

Registration and continental breakfast 

9:00–10:00 A.M.

Opening remarks and keynote talk

Moderator: Dennis Gannon, Microsoft Research

Scale-Out Beyond Map-Reduce

Raghu Ramakrishnan, Microsoft Technical Fellow

10:00–10:30 A.M.

Break

10:30–noon

Analytics-Analysis-Simulation

Moderator: Wenming Ye, Microsoft Research

 

Big Data and Machine Learning

Roger Barga, Microsoft

Experiences Using Microsoft Azure to Analyze and Visualize Large-Scale Environmental Data

Marty Humphrey, University of Virginia

Accelerating Data-Intensive Genomic Analysis in the Cloud 

Wuchun Feng, Virginia Tech

 

12:00–1:00 P.M.

Lunch

1:00–2:30 P.M.

Communities in the Cloud

Moderator: Kenji Takeda, Microsoft Research

 

Collaborative Genomic Data Analyses in the Cloud 

Steven Roberts, University of Washington

CodaLab—Learn, Share and Collaborate

Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft Research

 

Ecological Information System

Tanya Berger-Wolf, University of Illinois Chicago

The EarthCube Cloud Commons Working Group

Chaitan Baru, San Diego Supercomputer Center

2:30–3:00 P.M.

Break

3:00–4:30 P.M.

Streaming Environmental and Urban Data

Moderator: Harold Javid, Microsoft Research

 

Cloud-Offloaded GPS for Energy-Efficient Location Sensing

Jie Liu, Microsoft Research

Cloud computing for analyzing many data streams

Yung-Hsiang Lu, Purdue University

 

What Can We Do with Your Location History?

John Krumm, Microsoft Research

 

4:30-5:45 P.M.

DemoFest

5:50 P.M.

Reception: Spitfire Grill at the Microsoft Commons

 

Wednesday, April 30

Time

Event/Topic

8:30–9:00 A.M.

Registration and continental breakfast 

9:00–10:30 A.M.

Data Science

Moderator: Dennis Gannon, Microsoft Research

 

Data Publishing and Analysis Tools in the Cloud 

Mercè Crosas, Harvard

Data Science Environment at the University of Washington eScience Institute 

Bill Howe, University of Washington

Scalable Data-Intensive Processing for Science on Azure Clouds: A-Brain and Z-CloudFlow

Gabriel Antoniu, INRIA, France

Deploying a CKAN Data Repository in Azure 

Alex Wade, Microsoft Research

10:30–11:00 A.M.

Break

11:00 A.M.–12:30 P.M.

Leading Edge of the Cloud

Moderator: Kenji Takeda, Microsoft Research

 

Data Center Design Issues

David Gauthier, Microsoft 

Cloudlets 

Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research

Thoughts on Cloud Networking 

Albert Greenberg, Microsoft

Title TBD

Jonathan Goldstein, Microsoft Research

12:30–1:30 P.M.

Lunch

1:30–3:00 P.M.

Information from Data

Moderator: Vani Mandava, Microsoft Research

 

Extending the power of Excel with Power BI and Power Map

Yi Zhang, Microsoft 

Tools of the eScience trade (and also how to get them going on Windows!)

Shahrokh Mortazavi, Microsoft 

 Comparing Big Data and Simulation Applications and implications for software environments

Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University

 

3:00–3:30 P.M.

Break

3:30–4:30 P.M.

Keynote and closing remarks

Moderator: Kristin Tolle, Microsoft Research

Microsoft Azure for Research and Beyond

Daron Green, Microsoft Research