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Hack Big Data with Math

Our first meetup!

Pizza and refreshments will be available

Speaker Talks:

Dr. Cliff Click - “An API for Big Data Math” Use a simple giant vector programming style that runs in parallel across a cluster. You can write simple Java for-loops that runs distributed math across a cluster.

Dr. Jan Vitek - “Random Forest for Big Data and the State of R”Will discuss the use of the RandomForest algorithm for big data analysis. He will describe the design, implementation and practical usage of a random forest package for large data sets. Dr. Vitek will also discuss the the state of R where he will talk about the R language, its status and future prospects in the world of big data.

Location: TBA (based on number of RSVPs)

Dr. Cliff Click Bio:
Cliff Click is the CTO and Co-Founder of 0xdata. Cliff wrote his first compiler when he was 15 (Pascal to TRS Z-80!), although he is mostly known for building the HotSpot Server Compiler (the Sea of Nodes IR). Cliff helped Azul Systems build an 864 core pure-Java mainframe that keeps GC pauses on 500GB heaps to under 10ms, and worked on all aspects of that JVM. Before that he worked on HotSpot at Sun Microsystems, and is partially responsible for bringing Java into the mainstream. Cliff speaks regularly at industry and academic conferences around the globe and has published many papers about HotSpot technology. Cliff holds a PhD in Computer Science from Rice University and about 15 patents.

Dr. Jan Vitek Bio:
Jan Vitek is Full Professor and Faculty Scholar in the Computer Science Department at Purdue University. He led the development of the Ovm hard real-time Java virtual machine. He is a founder of Fiji systems. His research interests span from programming language design and implementation to real-time and embedded systems. He chairs the ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN). He is currently a visiting Professor at Stanford University and Visiting Scholar at Oracle Labs. He is the vice chair of AITO and of the IFIP WG 2.4 on compilers and software technologies and was the Chief Scientist and founder at Fiji Systems. He holds a PhD from the University of Geneva and a MSc from the University of Victoria. He works on various aspects of programming languages including software engineering, real-time and embedded computing, concurrency and information security. Prof. Vitek led the Ovm project which resulted in the first open source real-time Java virtual machine to be successfully flight-tested a real-time Java virtual machine in 2005. He has since investigated virtual machine technologies for safety-critical embedded systems in avionics and aerospace. With Noble and Potter, Vitek proposed the notion of ownership for alias control, also known as ownership types. Vitek has started a number of successful workshop series, including MOS on Mobile Objects, IWACO, on aliasing and confinement, and TRANSACT on transactional memory. He is a member of the JSR-302 Safety Critical Java expert group.


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  • srisatish

    Thanks for attending and the kind words online and in person.
    Thanks Ian, Jeremy and Google for the great venue and making this happen at short notice. And Lauren & Rooz for logistics. And as always presentations by Cliff & Jan!

    Here are the presentations -
    Cliff's H2O & API for Big Data Math
    Jan's Distributed Random Forest
    Are here -

    Also direct links:

    We are putting together an amazing collection of meetups from Data Science Practitioners, Mathematicians, Implementors of Big Data and Big Data Science Platforms. Stay tuned!

    yourganizer -

    May 4, 2013

  • Srikrishna S

    I thought the demo was good, the introduction to random forests was quite good! Can we get the slides please?

    May 3, 2013

  • Stanley W.

    Fantastic session. Right balance between fundamentals and product demo. Can we get a copy of the slides?

    May 3, 2013

  • Christian

    Good demos and talks by h20 on machine learning for big data

    May 2, 2013

  • srisatish

    Directions / etc.

    Using GitTogether link from past which describes this in detail with Map -

    "Everybody meets in the main lobby in building 43 (the information icon). The meeting space, Seville Tech Talk, is on the second floor of building 40 at the flag marker on the map. A Googler must escort you from the main lobby to the meeting room.

    Mapping driving directions you want to use 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA as the building street address.

    Parking: Any parking that is not otherwise reserved for the disabled, expectant mothers, etc., is fair game. Parking in this area of campus does get crowded in the morning due to the high number of employees that work here. If no above-ground parking is available, you can also look across the street behind building 44 or near buildings 45/46/47, these areas are marked with P on the map."

    May 2, 2013

  • Chuan L.

    last minute schedule change,

    May 1, 2013

  • Stock B.

    I'll bring my laptop.

    May 1, 2013

  • Gerald W.

    I wish could be there (much better than my other commitment)

    May 1, 2013

  • Artashes P.

    South Bay Area

    April 29, 2013

  • Anqi F.

    Hey, Rooz. Sorry, I'm gonna have to bow out, I have midterms and a project due this week :( Good luck to you guys!

    April 29, 2013

  • Shirish

    Do we have a location?

    April 29, 2013

  • Tomi M.

    I love challenging data analysis

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a conflict. (The PBS Wait Wait theater event is May 2.)

    April 11, 2013

  • Gerald W.

    Check us out
    Note: still waiting for location :(

    April 9, 2013

    • Mahee

      Please contact me at [masked]

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to attend if it is in South Bay

    April 9, 2013

  • Sanjay S.

    Seeking position as Software Devl/Architect/Mgr.

    April 9, 2013

  • Gerald W.

    check us out if you want some challenging work woth an "alternative" team:

    April 9, 2013

  • richard v.

    I'm Lactose Intolerance

    April 9, 2013

  • Zhou Y.

    Mountain View +1

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really interested if its in SF!

    April 4, 2013

  • Dave H.

    interested if its in the Mtn View area

    April 4, 2013

  • anja l.

    SF totally. Ask CBSInteractive please.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Most likely

    April 4, 2013

  • Guillermo

    Depends on loc

    April 4, 2013

  • Rao V.

    If you want a location in Pleasanton (East bay), I can help. pl. contact me at [masked]

    April 3, 2013

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