2 June 2011 (1st of 2 sessions on date)
6pm to 9pm -Room 407, 30 Russell Square, WC1B 5DT
With big data sets, even very simple models or algorithms can achieve
amazing results. In this talk, I would like to show how the availability of large scale data online and the advances in data mining have changed the research paradigm in computer science, natural science, as well as social science, and discuss how we can embrace this trend.
Dell Zhang is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Birkbeck,
University of London, a Senior Member of ACM, a Senior Member of IEEE,
and a Fellow of RSS. His research is on the theme of improving
information retrieval and organisation through machine learning or data mining. He has a number of publications in such areas, and serves
regularly as a reviewer, editorial board member or programme committee
member for relevant international journals and conferences. He is the
Programme Director for the recently launched MSc in Creative Industries (Computing) at Birkbeck.