Data Science – Lightning Talks

Session I: Big Data Analysis: From Fundamentals to Engineering Applications

9:15 – 9:30 Redefining Class Definitions Using Constraint-Based Clustering
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Carla Brodley, Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering
9:30 – 9:45 Big Data Visual Analytics: A User-Centric Approach
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Remco Chang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering
9:45 – 10:00 Big Data for Big Floods: Can We Break the Predictability Limits?
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Shafiqul Islam, Director of the Water Diplomacy Program, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Professor of Water Diplomacy, The Fletcher School
10:00 – 10:15 Computational Sensing: Bringing Physics to Big Data
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Eric L. Miller, Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering
Moderator: Sergio Fantini, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering

Session II: Data-Driven Discoveries

10:30 – 10:45 Harnessing Big Data in Psycholinguistics: Design and Data
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Ariel Goldberg, Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
10:45 – 11:00 MODIS Satellite Data and GAM Models to Examine Urbanization as an Independent Predictor of Endothelial Dysfunction in a Large Southeast Asia Population
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Kevin Lane, Doctoral Candidate of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health
11:00 – 11:15 Virtual Cohorts and Big Data Analytics in Epidemiology
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Elena Naumova, Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
11:15 – 11:30 Using GIS, Spatial Epidemiology, and Hot Spot Analysis to Target Nutrition Services
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Thomas J. Stopka, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
11:30 – 11:45 Using Big Data to Study Urban Sentiments: Twitter Data vs. Published Meeting Minutes
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Presented by Dibyendu Das on behalf of Justin Hollander, Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, School of Arts and Sciences
11:45 – 12:00 Finding – and Not Crossing – The Ethics and Privacy Line in Using Big Data
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Lisa Gualtieri, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
Moderator: Larry Parnell, Computational Biologist, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Nutritional Genomics Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging

Session III: Data Enabling Medicine

1:30 – 1:45 Impact of Obesity on Intestinal Tumorigenesis – Searching for Answers in the Microbiome, Metabolome and Transcriptome: Studies by the HNRCA Cancer Cluster and Tufts Computational Biology Initiative
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Jimmy W. Crott, Scientist I, Vitamins and Carcinogen Lab, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
1:45 – 2:00 Data Problems in Gut Microbiota Metabolomics
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Kyongbum Lee, Associate Professor and Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering, School of Engineering
2:00  2:15 High-throughput Genetic Analysis of a Bacterial Pathogen
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Andrew Camilli, Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, School of Medicine
2:15 2:30 Large Scale EEG Monitoring: Is Dynamic Seizure Sensing Possible?
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Chris Dulla, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, School of Medicine
2:30 2:45 Understanding the Wiring of the Brain: Genome-Wide Analysis of Local Protein Synthesis
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Joshua Ainsley, Postdoctoral Scholar, Neuroscience, School of Medicine
2:45 3:00 Loopfinder: Comprehensive Analysis of Hot Loops at Protein Interfaces as Targets for Macrocycle Inhibitors
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Joshua Kritzer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences
Moderator: Misha Eliasziw, Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

 

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