Big Data Analysis Industry-Academia Workshop 2019

  • Date: 05/03/2019

University of British Columbia, Okanagan


Quantifying the amount of digital information that exists in the world is hard. What is clear is that there is an awful lot of it, and it is growing at a terrific rate. Modern day businesses are not an exception; it accumulates an astonishing amount of digital data, which may be leveraged to unlock new sources of economic value or to provide fresh insights into business trends. The real challenge in this process is the design of computing, storage infrastructures and algorithms needed to handle this “big data” problem. Web being the largest collection of digital data, Internet companies have contributed several exceptional technologies to efficiently handle this issue.


The workshop will open to all upper year undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and Engineering at UBCO. Moreover, the workshop will allow all the currently enrolled students in the Master of Data Science Program at UBCO. We will welcome other participants from UBCV, SFU, UVIC given prior information so that appropriate arrangements can be made. We will have special provision for Women and underrepresented minorities if they wish to attend.


This workshop will also be open to local industries and startup and offer a unique opportunity for establishing collaborations.



Confirmed Speakers:


  • Frank Maurer, Associate Dean - Innov & Strat Part., University of Calgary (Keynote speaker)
  • Arash Niknafs, Ph.D., CISSP, Data Scientist II at Electronic Arts
  • Haider Shah, Data Scientist at Microsoft
  • Maxine Chan, Software Developer at Cisco
  • Raoufeh Hashemian, Software Engineer at Cisco
  • Scott Hopkins, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo and CEO Watermine Inc.
  • Kapil Mathur, Data Science Lead, Microsoft Seattle


Other Information: 

More details on this event are available through the main event page here.