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Patrick Henry Library, Vienna; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow; MITRE Aberdeen,
Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Various, Maryland

Mar 26, 2013    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

The Rise of Big Data and Data Science

by: Donald Miner

Tuesday March 26, 2013

Please note the return to our old time!!!!

6:30 PM Networking and Pizza(*)

7:00 8:00 PM Program

A lot has happened in the past year in the data analysis world. Something has caused a surge in organizations to take their data more seriously by using more of it and by taking a much closer look at that data. New platforms like Hadoop, Cassandra, and MongoDB are seeing heavy usage and are replacing traditional relational database management systems. Companies are transcending traditional business intelligence by moving towards predictive analytics. The buzzwords that have spawned from this new movement are "big data" and "data science". The presentation will define both of these terms (or at least attempt to), give a short history lesson, speculate on what's driving these changes, and predict what will happen in the near future.


Donald Miner serves as a Solutions Architect at EMC Greenplum, advising and helping customers implement and use Greenplum's big data systems. He is the author of the book "MapReduce Design Patterns", a book on Hadoop that is published by O'Reilly. Prior to working with Greenplum, he architected several large-scale and mission-critical Hadoop deployments in the U.S. Intelligence Community. He is also involved in teaching, having previously instructed industry classes on Hadoop and, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (BC), taught a variety of artificial intelligence courses. He received his PhD from the University of Maryland, BC in Computer Science, where he focused on machine learning and multi-agent systems in his dissertation research. He lives in Maryland with his wife and young son.

Details and driving directions at: March 2013 Software SIG Announcement


The meeting will originate at McLean, with video tele-conferencing (VTC) between:

MITRE-2, room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102

host: Scott Ankrum

cell: 240-731-7581

FDA, Bld 66, room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20993
host: James Simpson

cell: 301-996-4976

MITRE, Northgate Bld A

209 Research Blvd., #200A

Aberdeen, MD 21001

host: Terry Devine

cell: 732-337-8570

MITRE, room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

host: Aaron Dagen

desk: 732-578-6301

Your location could be here!

MITRE, room 1M306

202 Burlington Rd (Rt. 62)

Bedford, MA 01730

host: Tim Rice

cell: 978-758-2704

If you can host another location via VTC, please contact Scott Ankrum (below)

Join online meeting https://meet.mitre.org/ankrums/7SC8BTT1

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Conference ID: 111349

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Registration Website: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/26913

You must register by noon on Monday, March 25. If you cannot attend at any location, select telephone dial-in when you register. FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors. If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address. Allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting.

For registration problems or further information contact Scott Ankrum at: ankrums@mitre.org or 703-983-6127