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CISE Lecture Nov 18, 2013
by Wilson Rivera Gallego - Thursday, 14 November 2013, 7:53 PM

Title:  Tools for mining Massive Data Sets

Place: Celis 116 @10:30am


In this talk we will  review some tools for mining massive data sets, which is one of the main task in the Big Data world. First, we will give an introduction to data mining and Big Data. After that, we will  explain the use of Hadoop and Mapreduce, two powerful computational tools based on Google’s technology, for dealing  with Big data. Application of these two tools to clustering by k-means and k-nn classification will be shown.  Finally , we  will  mention the research that we are currently involved.  


 Dr. Edgar Acuña  is a full professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. His research work  is in Computational and Statistical learning for Knowledge Discovery in Databases. In particular, he is interested in data pre-processing methodology and data engineering.  He is currently working on mining massive datasets  and in applications of functional data analysis to  data coming from different scientific areas.   He has supervised, 23 master students and five doctoral students in Computing and Information Sciences and Engineering.  In 2009, Dr Acuna was selected as a Fulbright Scholar. He has delivered lectures in more than twenty countries all over the world.    Dr. Acuña  has been the PI  of  four grants, three from ONR and one  from DoD, and he has been co-PI in one NSF grant.  During his career Dr. Acuna has also  received funds from Intel and Hewlett Packard  to acquire computer equipment as well to  support research assistants.