Charla: Big Data? Big Promise, Big Problems


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Charlista: 
Jeanna Matthews (distinguished ACM Speaker)
Fecha: 
17 Agosto, 2016 - 10:00
Sala: 
Sala Auditorio Philippe Flajolet (3er. piso edif. poniente)
Organización: 
Prof. Bárbara Poblete, académica DCC.

 

Abstract

 

The data that we record daily about ourselves through our cell phones, credit card purchases, emails, social media postings, etc., helps us connect with each other and improve our life quality. But we do not own nor control most of this data. I will discuss the good and the bad in this powerful information technology, including a number of cases – some inspiring, some terrifying – and what we can do as citizens to obtain the promise of big data while mitigating some of the worst problems. Among other things, I will trace problems with the release of "anonymized" data that is later "deanonymized".

 

Bio:

 

Jeanna N. Matthews is an associate professor of Computer Science at Clarkson University (Potsdam, New York). She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of US-ACM, the U.S. Public Policy Committee of ACM. She was the chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) from 2011 to 2015 and is currently on the ACM Council. She has written several popular books including "Running Xen: A Hands-On Guide to the Art of Virtualization" and "Computer Networking: Internet Protocols in Action". Her research interests include virtualization, cloud computing, computer security, computer networks and operating systems. At Clarkson, she leads several hands-on computing laboratories including the Clarkson Open Source Institute and Clarkson Internet Teaching Laboratory. Students in these labs and in her classes at Clarkson and Cornell have been winners in a number of prestigious computing contests including the 2001, 2002, and 2004 IBM Linux Challenge, the 2005 IBM North American Grid Scholar's Challenge, the 2005 Unisys Tuxmaster competition, and the 2006 VMware Ultimate Virtual Appliance Challenge. She has worked actively on industrial projects with companies including VMware, Intel, IBM, AMD, HP and Greenplum/EMC. Jeanna received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999 and her B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ohio State University in 1994.

 

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