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Data-Intensive Studies Center

The first of a series of symposia on the Data-Intensive Studies Center (DISC) Initiative will be held from 11AM to 2PM on Friday, April 28 in the Cohen  Audi­torium in Aidekman Arts Center. The series aims to engage faculty and stu­dents from across Tufts who are pursuing or would like to pursue research and educational goals in big data analytics and its application. The event will include speakers and a panelist discussion to follow.

Mini Symposium Program

 DISC Initiative Update • Faculty Presentations • Panel Discussion

Friday April 28, 2017
11:00AM – 2:00PM
Cohen Auditorium • 40 Talbot Ave • Medford, MA 02155       

11:00 – 12:00     Registration and Light Lunch
                              Balch Lobby

12:00 – 12:10     Welcome: DISC Implementation
                              Simin Nikbin Meydani, Vice Provost for Research

12:10 – 12:22     Transgenerational Epigenetics, RNA Sequencing and the Need for Better Analytics
                              Elizabeth Byrnes, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

12:22 – 12:34     Sustainable Development from Space                                        
                              Avery Cohn, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, &
                              Graham Jeffries, Friedman School of Nutrition & Science Policy

12:34 – 12:46     What Do You Do with a Million Books?
                              Greg Crane, School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science

12:46 – 12:58     Rules of Thumb for Conserving Endangered Butterflies
                              Elizabeth Crone, School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biology     

12:58 – 1:10        The Case for Tensor Decomposition: Compression, Analysis and Reconstruction of Image Data
                              Misha Kilmer, School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Mathematics

1:10 – 1:22          Tufts Data Lab: Innovate, Analyze, Visualize
                              Patrick Florance & Carolyn Talmadge, Tufts Technology Services, Geospatial Technology & the Data Lab                         

1:22 – 1:50          Discussion Panel
                              Bruce Boghosian, School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Mathematics
                              Lenore Cowen, School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science
                              David Kent, School of Medicine
                              Jose Ordovas, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

1:50 – 2:00        Closing Remarks
                             David R. Harris, Provost

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DISC Mini-Symposium
Friday April 28, 2017
11:00AM – 2:00PM

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