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.
12:15 – 12:27 Transgenerational Epigenetics, RNA Sequencing and the Need for Better Analytics Elizabeth Byrnes, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
12:27 – 12:39 Sustainable Development from Space Avery Cohn, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, & Graham Jeffries, Friedman School of Nutrition & Science Policy
12:39 – 12:51 What Do You Do with a Million Books? Greg Crane, School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science
12:51 – 1:03Rules of Thumb for Conserving Endangered Butterflies Elizabeth Crone, School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biology
1:03 – 1:15 The Case for Tensor Decomposition: Compression, Analysis and Reconstruction of Image Data Misha Kilmer, School of Arts & Sciences, Department of Mathematics
1:15 – 1:27 Tufts Data Lab: Innovate, Analyze, Visualize Patrick Florance & Carolyn Talmadge, Tufts Technology Services, Geospatial Technology & the Data Lab
1:27 – 1:55 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