Our first meetup!
Pizza and refreshments will be available
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 (http://0xdata.com/). 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.