Recent and Upcoming Events

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Sam Madden, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in MIT CSAIL
MIT Building E51 (Tang Center) E51-325
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

In this talk, I will describe a new system we are building at MIT, called DataHub. DataHub is a hosted interactive data processing, sharing, and visualization system for large-scale data analytics. Key features of DataHub include:

(i) Flexible ingest and data cleaning tools to help massage data into a form that users can write programs that operate on it. This includes both removing irregularity as well as exposing structure from unstructured data such as text files and images.

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Jim Gettys
MIT Building E51 (Tang Center) E51-325
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

We now wander in Best Buy, Lowes and on Amazon and buy all sorts of devices from thermostats, hi-fi gear, tablets, phones, and laptops or desktops as well as home routers to build our home networks. Most of these we plug in and forget about. But should we?

"Familiarity Breeds Contempt: The Honeymoon Effect and the Role of Legacy Code in Zero-Day Vulnerabilities", by Clark, Fry, Blaze and Smith makes clear that ignoring these devices is foolhardy; unmaintained systems become more vulnerable, with time.

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Robert Kabacoff, Ph.D.
Microsoft NERD, Cambridge, MA TBD
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 8:00am

Big Data Analytics

If you are looking at this workshop, you probably have some data that you need to collect, summarize, transform, explore, model, visualize, or present. If so, then R is for you! R has become the world-wide language for statistice, predictive analytics, and data visualization. It offers the widest range of methodologies for understanding data, from the most basic to the most complex and bleeding edge.

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