Physics-Statistics-Computer Science Joint Colloquium: Tony Hey

Physics-Statistics-Computer Science Joint Colloquium

Monday, May 11th 2015, 4:10pm

Location:         1002 Giedt Hall

Refreshments: 3:40pm, in the Physics Atrium.

Speaker:          Tony Hey, Senior Data Science Fellow, eScience Institute, U. Washington


Title:               “The Fourth Paradigm: Data-intensive Scientific Discovery, Open Science and the Cloud”

Abstract:         There is broad recognition within the scientific community that the emerging data deluge will fundamentally alter disciplines in areas throughout academic research. A wide variety of scientists— biologists, chemists, physicists, astronomers, engineers – will require tools, technologies, and platforms that seamlessly integrate into standard scientific methodologies and processes. “The Fourth Paradigm” refers to the data management techniques and the computational systems needed to manipulate, visualize, and manage large amounts of scientific data. This talk will illustrate the challenges researchers will face, the opportunities these changes will afford, and the resulting implications for data-intensive researchers.