VAO Technology Advisor in panel on “Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data”

Alex Szalay, VAO Technology Adviser, will be participating in a multi-agency panel entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data”.

Researchers in a growing number of fields are generating extremely large and complicated data sets, commonly referred to as “big data.” A wealth of information may be found within these sets, with enormous potential to shed light on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation. To capitalize on this unprecedented opportunity – to extract insights, discover new patterns, and make new connections across disciplines – we need better tools to access, store, search, visualize, and analyze these data.

At this webcast event, federal government science heads from OSTP, NSF, NIH, DOE, DOD, DARPA and USGS will outline how their agencies are engaged in Big Data research, followed by a panel of thought leaders from academia and industry, moderated by Steve Lohr of the New York Times.

March 29, 2012, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
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