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Surajit ChaudhuriSurajit Chaudhuri, Distinguished Scientist and a Managing Director at Microsoft Research, will discuss the key secular trends that characterize the field of Big Data with respect to enterprise analytics. He will describe some of the open challenges for enterprise analytics in the context of Big Data.

Sudipto GuhaSudipto Guha Guha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at University of Pennsylvania since Fall 2001. He completed his Ph.D. in 2000 at Stanford University working on approximation algorithms. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2007, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellowship.

Sergei VassilvitskiiSergei Vassilvitskii is a Research Scientist at Google and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.S. from Cornell University. He works on problems at the intersection of economics, data mining and computer science.

Jingren ZhouJingren Zhou is a Partner Development Manager in the Bing's Infrastructure Team. Jingren manages a team to develop a cloud-scale distributed computation system, called SCOPE, targeted for massive data analysis over tens of thousands of machines at Microsoft Bing. The SCOPE system combines benefits from both traditional parallel databases and MapReduce execution engines to allow easy programmability and deliver massive scalability and high performance through advanced optimization. The system processes petabytes of data daily for a variety of data analysis and data mining applications, powering Bing and other online services at Microsoft. Before he joined Bing Search in 2008, Jingren was a researcher in the database research group at Microsoft Research. He has published many articles in premier database conferences and journals. Jingren received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University.


Graham CormodeGraham Cormode is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, UK. He works on topics around big data, streaming analytics, privacy and data mining. From 2006-2013, he was a researcher at AT&T Labs, and prior to that he was at Bell Labs.

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  • Microsoft Research
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  • Artur Czumaj, University of Warwick
  • Milan Vojnovic, Microsoft Research
  • Jingren Zhou, Microsoft

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  • Cara Freeman, Microsoft Research