Coast to Coast Seminars at the IRMACS Centre

The topic of the Fall 2015 C2C seminar series is "Foundations and Applications of Big Data".

Given the increasing amount of digital information, many disciplines are bringing together data from difference sources in an effort to generate new knowledge, weigh and mitigate risks, contribute more effectively to public policy and mobilize for positive social change. In a world which apparently digitizes everything but not everyone, there is a battle for access, and pressing need to develop the skills for analytic and interpretive reasoning, to mobilize big data in the public interest. Yet the applicability of new analytic resources and processes is constrained by economic, legal and socio-political factors.

This upcoming Coast to Coast Seminar Series on Big Data focuses on some of the exceptional work that is currently being done in this field across Canada, and sets the stage for the SFU President’s Dream Colloquium on Engaging Big Data scheduled for the first semester of 2016. It highlights how solutions to this complex problem of collecting, managing, understanding, and using big data will shape the future of science as we know it and the way how we live our day-to-day lives.

The table below lists the upcoming Coast to Coast Seminars at the IRMACS Centre. You can get a list of these seminars with their abstracts by clicking on the title of the talk of interest. For those seminars without abstracts, the abstracts will be provided closer to the date of the seminar.

For more information about the Coast to Coast Seminar Series please refer to the Coast to Coast web site.

You can also view the extensive list of past Coast to Coast Seminars the IRMACS Centre has hosted.

For local seminar locations go to "Where to go to see C2C talks?

To RSVP to attend one of the talks below, please fill out the Coast to Coast RSVP form.

Date Location Information
Sep 22, 2015
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900 Coast to Coast Seminar Series 2015: "Recommender Systems: Exploiting Big User Feedback Data for Personalization"
Dr Martin Ester
Simon Fraser University
Oct 06, 2015
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900 Coast to Coast Seminar Series 2015
Dr James Elder
York University
Oct 20, 2015
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900 Coast to Coast Seminar Series 2015
Dr Stan Matwin
Dalhousie University
Nov 03, 2015
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900 Coast to Coast Seminar Series 2015
Nov 17, 2015
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900 Coast to Coast Seminar Series 2015
Dec 01, 2015
11:30 - 12:30
Rm10900 Coast to Coast Seminar Series 2015
Dr Raymond Ng
University of British Columbia