Scalable Data Analysis on Parallel and Cloud Computing Systems

6 June, 2016

Título: Scalable Data Analysis on Parallel and Cloud Computing Systems

The analysis of large and distributed data repositories requires the combined use of smart data analysis techniques and scalable architectures to find and extract useful information from them. Parallel systems, Grids and Cloud computing platforms offer an effective support for addressing both the computational and data storage needs of Big Data mining and parallel analytics applications. In fact, complex data mining tasks involve data- and compute-intensive algorithms that require large storage facilities together with high performance processors to get results in suitable times. In this seminar we introduce the most relevant topics and the main research issues in high performance data mining including parallel data mining strategies, knowledge Grids and Cloud data mining. We also present some data mining frameworks designed for developing distributed data analytics applications as workflows of services on Grids and Clouds. In these environment data sets, analysis tools, data mining algorithms and knowledge models are implemented as single services that are combined through a visual programming interface in distributed workflows. Some applications will be also discussed.

Short Bio:
Domenico Talia is a full professor of computer engineering at the University of Calabria in Italy. He is a partner of two startups, Exeura and DtoK Lab. His research interests include parallel and distributed data mining, cloud computing, Grid services, knowledge discovery, mobile computing, green computing systems, peer-to-peer systems, and parallel computing. Talia published ten books and more than 300 papers in archival journals such as CACM, Computer, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSE, IEEE TSMC-B, IEEE Micro, ACM Computing Surveys, FGCS, Parallel Computing, IEEE Internet Computing and international conference proceedings. He is a member of the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, the Future Generation Computer Systems journal, the International Journal on Web and Grid Services, the Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience journal, MultiAgent and Grid Systems: An International Journal, International Journal of Web and Grid Services, and the Web Intelligence and Agent Systems International journal. Talia served as a chair, organizer, or program committee member of several international conferences and gave many invited talks and seminars in conferences and schools. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society.