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

On-demand streaming of the workshop

Click the session titles in the agenda below to watch on-demand streaming of the workshop sessions.

Tuesday, April 29



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.




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.


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.


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.


5:50 P.M.

Reception: Spitfire Grill at the Microsoft Commons


Wednesday, April 30



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.


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 


Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research

Thoughts on Cloud Networking 

Albert Greenberg, Microsoft

Title TBD

Jonathan Goldstein, Microsoft Research

12:30–1:30 P.M.


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.


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