Personal tools
  •  
You are here: Home WORLDCOMP'12 Keynotes WORLDCOMP'12 Keynote Lecture - Dr. Flavio Villanustre
Announcements
All tracks of WORLDCOMP have received high citations
Click Here for details

Condolences
Click Here for details

WORLDCOMP'12 Exhibition
Click Here for details


Important Date
July 16-19, 2012
The WORLDCOMP'12
22 joint conferences


« September 2015 »
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
Current Event
WORLDCOMP'15
Click Here

Past Events
WORLDCOMP'14
Click Here

WORLDCOMP'13
Click Here

WORLDCOMP'11
Click Here

WORLDCOMP'10
Click Here

WORLDCOMP'09
Click Here

WORLDCOMP'08
Click Here

WORLDCOMP'07 & '06
Click Here

Join Our Mailing List
Sign up to receive email announcements and updates about conferences and future events




 

WORLDCOMP'12 Keynote Lecture - Dr. Flavio Villanustre

Last modified 2012-06-23 23:40

ECL and Distributed Machine Learning with the HPCC Systems Platform

Dr. Flavio Villanustre, MD.
Vice-President of Technology Architecture and Product, HPCC Systems, USA

Date: July 16, 2012
Time: 11:00 - 11:55am
Location: The Monte Carlo Pavilion


Abstract

    The exponential proliferation of data, and the recognition of the value in extracting knowledge from it, have made Machine Learning methodologies critical to many domains. Data mining techniques applied to, for example, large scale classification problems, recommendation systems, sentiment analysis, social graph traversal and fraud detection, are becoming pervasive across different industries. However, Big Data, as defined by its attributes of volume, velocity and variety, challenges traditional analytical approaches, and requires innovative algorithms to scale processing, through parallel execution across multiple computing cores and interconnected commodity nodes, in order to leverage cost-efficient architectures.

    But explicit parallelism comes at a cost, pushing complexity into the high level algorithms, and requiring to shift the attention of the data analyst or application software developer from the core task at hand, to get involved with the intrinsic details of the specific architecture and the parallel execution itself. This is especially common among imperative programming frameworks.

    These challenges can be overcome with approaches that provide for implicit parallelism, particularly through declarative programming paradigms. Declarative programming normally allows for significant compile time optimizations and more succinct solutions, resulting in more efficient overall software development models. ECL, a high level declarative data oriented programming language, part of the open source HPCC Systems platform, and the associated Machine Learning toolkit, offer effortless linear scalability across entire clusters. And a set of fully parallel linear algebra operations, written in ECL, provides extensibility, allowing for the quick implementation of new high level algorithms.

    We'll explore the existing capabilities and algorithms of the platform and the ECL language, some of the leading edge developments in this field, and ongoing research in the area.

Biography

    Flavio Villanustre is the Vice-President of Technology Architecture and Product. In this position, Flavio is responsible for overall platform architecture strategy and new product development.
    Prior to 2001, Flavio served in a variety of roles at different companies including Infrastructure, Information Security and Information Technology. In addition to this, Villanustre has been involved with the Open source community for over 15 years through multiple initiatives. Some of these include founding the first Linux User Group in Buenos Aires (BALUG) in 1994, releasing several pieces of software under different Open source licenses, and evangelizing Open source to different audiences through conferences, training and education. He is a frequent speaker in the areas of data-intensive computing and machine learning, and has coauthored papers on parallel and data-intensive computing. In a prior life, Flavio was a neurosurgeon.



Administered by UCMSS
Universal Conference Management Systems & Support
San Diego, California, USA
Contact: Kaveh Arbtan

If you can read this text, it means you are not experiencing the Plone design at its best. Plone makes heavy use of CSS, which means it is accessible to any internet browser, but the design needs a standards-compliant browser to look like we intended it. Just so you know ;)