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November 19, 2013

Diego Klabjan
Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Director, Master of Science in Analytics at Northwestern University

Is Technology ready for Big Data Analytics?

Noon - 1:30 PM
The East Bank Club
500 N. Kingsbury, Chicago 60610


Big data solutions are primarily used for storage and querying. While return on investment can be obtained based on these two functionalities, the window of opportunity substantially expands if various analytics-based approaches can be performed directly on big data platforms. There are important differences between traditional approaches and mostly yet-to-be-developed robust solutions for big data analytics. The current state of big data analytics will be summarized, the important differences discussed, and the challenges ahead shared.

Speaker biography:

Diego Klabjan's research is focused on applying analytics in the areas of sustainability, airline management, railway industry, logistics, operations management and supply chain optimization, production planning, integer programming, and parallel computing. Among other companies, he has collaborated with United Airlines, American Airlines, Sabre Holdings, FedEx Express, General Motors, and NASA. Klabjan is a professor at the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. After obtaining his doctorate from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1999, in the same year he joined the University of Illinois as an assistant professor in the former department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. After returning from his sabbatical leave of absence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2006 he joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In summer 2007 he accepted an associate professor position at Northwestern University. In 2012 he was promoted to a full professor at Northwestern University. He is the recipient of the first prize of the 2000 Transportation Science Dissertation Award and the Preseren's award for the outstanding undergraduate thesis. He is Director, Master of Science in Analytics. He is a former president of the INFORMS Aviation Applications Section and he is actively involved in AGIFORS

Lunch is $30 for CCASA members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for CCASA student members (discounted rates subsidized by the Lucile Derrick Fund). Non-members, join the chapter for a year for only $15 and get the discount plus all of the other benefits of membership!

Reduced fee parking available at EBC with validation.

Please register for the luncheon by Friday, November 15, 2013.

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