AGENDA

Third Annual SRL / ISSDM Research Symposium

UCSC Systems Oktoberfest

October 18-19, 2011

Baskin School of Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz

 AGENDA

SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Simularium E2-180

8:15-8:40 Registration and Continental Breakfast, Lower Engineering Courtyard
8:40-8:45 Introduction-Scott Brandt, SRL Director
8:45-8:50 Welcome-Art Ramirez, Dean, Baskin School of Engineering
8:50-10:20 SESSION I: Scientific Data Management – Part 1 (Chair-Carlos Maltzahn)
  •SciHadoop: Array-based Query Processing in Hadoop, Joe Buck
  •Push-based Processing of Scientific Data, Noah Watkins
  •Insertion-optimized File System, Latchesar Ionkov
10:20-10:50 BREAK-Refreshments and Discussion, Lower Engineering Courtyard
10:50-12:20 SESSION II: Scientific Data Management – Part 2 (Chair-Neoklis Polyzotis)
  •FLAMBES: Evolving Fast Performance Models, Adam Crume
  •Divergent Physical Design Tuning, Jeff LeFevre
  •Theoretical Aspects of Divergent Physical Design, Kleoni Ioannidou
12:20-1:20 LUNCH-Catered by Original Sin, Lower Engineering Courtyard
1:20-1:50 Keynote: Security and Real-time in Open Distributed Systems -- a Research Challenge Agenda Richard Golding (Senior Software Architect, Kinsey Technical Services, Inc)
1:50-3:20 SESSION III: Storage Systems (Chair-Scott Brandt)
  •QMDS: A File System Metadata Management Service Supporting a Graph Data Model-based Query Language, Sasha Ames
  •RAID4S: Supercharging RAID Small Writes with SSD, Rosie Wacha
  •Managing High-Bandwidth Real-Time Data Storage, David Bigelow
3:20-3:50 BREAK-Refreshments and Discussion, Lower Engineering Courtyard
3:50-5:20 SESSION IV: Distributed Storage Performance Management (Chair-Scott Brandt)
  •Performance Management for Disk Storage Devices as a Black Box, Dimitrios Skourtis
  •RUN: Optimal Multiprocessor Real-Time Scheduling via Reduction to Uniprocessor, Greg Levin
  •RAD-FLOWS: Buffering for Predictable Communications, Kleoni Ioannidou
5:20-5:25 Closing Remarks, Scott Brandt
5:25-6:00 POSTER SESSION and Happy Hour Social, Lower Engineering Courtyard
6:00-8:00 DINNER-Oktoberfest Barbeque, Lower Engineering Courtyard

ISSDM WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

9:15-9:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast, Lower Engineering Courtyard
9:45-10:45 JOINT PLENARY SESSION, Simularium, E2-180
 9:45-9:50 Welcome-Scott Brandt (UCSC ISSDM Director)
 9:50-10:20 Keynote: Los Alamos National Laboratory, a Unique, Irreplaceable, National Resource in the Department of Energy, Gary Grider (Deputy Division Leader, Los Alamos National Lab)
 10:20-10:45 Presentation Preview Spotlights and Introduction to Workshops-Carlos Maltzahn (ISSDM Associate Director) Speaker Sound Bites
10:45-11:00

BREAK and Transition to Workshops

ISSDM WORKSHOPS

I.  KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: ANALYTICS AND BIG DATA

Simularium, E2-180

II.  WORKSHOP ON ANALYSIS AND VISUAL EXPLORATION (WAVE) OF COSMOLOGY

E2-215

III. HUMAN COMPUTATION

E2-599

Organizer: Yi Zhang

Organizers: Alex Pang, Bruno Sanso

Organizers: James Davis, Neoklis Polyzotis

SESSION I

11:00-12:30

I. WWW

Chair: Yi Zhang

II. Visual Exploration of Cosmology Data

Chair: Alex Pang

III. Applications of Human Computation

Chair Neoklis Polyzotis

•Mining Intent from Search Results, Jan Pedersen (Chief Scientist for Core Search, Microsoft)
•Halo Finder vs Local Extractors: Similarities and Differences, Uliana Popov (PhD Student, UCSC)
•Computer Vision using Human Computation, James Davis (Professor, UCSC)
•Viral Genomics and the Semantic Web, Carla Kuiken (Researcher, LANL) •Families Interacting with Scientific Visualizations in an Immersive Planetarium Show, Zoe Buck, (PhD Student, UCSC) •Recommendation-based De-Identification (Re_Did), Varun Bhagwan (PhD student, UCSC) and Carlos Maltzahn (Professor, UCSC)
•Patterns of Spam in Twitter, Alek Kolcz (Software Engineer, Twitter)
•Visualizing High-Resolution Simulations of Galaxy Formation and Comparing the Simulations to the Latest Observations from Hubble and Other Telescopes , Joel Primack (Professor, UCSC) •Using Human Computation to Create a Natural Language Query Interface for Relational Databases, Bogdan Alexe (PhD student, UCSC)


•That's Your Evidence?: Using Mechanical Turk to Develop a Computational Account of Debate and Argumentation in Online Forums, Marilyn Walker (Professor, UCSC)

LUNCH

12:30-1:30  

(Catered by Ristorante Avanti, Lower Engineering Courtyard)

SESSION II 

1:30-3:00

I. Computational Advertising

Chair: James Shanahan

II. Analysis of Cosmology Data

Chair: Bruno Sanso 

III. Infrastructure for Crowdsourced Applications

Chair: James Davis  

•Highly Dimensional Problems in Computatuional Advertising, Andrei Broder (Yahoo! Fellow and Vice President, Computational Advertising) •Gaussian Process Modeling of Dark Energy,Tracy Holsclaw (Alumna, UCSC) •Online Reputation Systems, Luca de Alfaro (Professor, UCSC)
•Machine Learning on Big Data for Personalized Internet Advertising, Michael Recce (Vice President, Quantcast.com)   •Science with Cosmic VisualizationKatrin Heitmann (Researcher, Argonne National Laboratory)  

•CrowdSight: Rapidly Prototyping Intelligent Visual Processing Apps, Mario Rodriguez (PhD student, UCSC)

•Privacy and Effectiveness in Internet Advertising, Qi Zhao  (PhD Student, UCSC) •How to Stuff a Supercomputer into a Laptop and Help Invert the Universe, Salman Habib,  (Researcher, Argonne National Laboratory) •Top-1 Algorithms over MTurk, Kerui Huang (PhD student, UCSC) 
    •The Stanford-UC Santa Cruz Project for Cooperative Computing with Algorithms, Data and People, Neoklis Polyzotis (Professor, UCSC)

 POSTER SESSION and BREAK

3:00-3:30

(Refreshments and Informal Discussion, Lower Engineering Courtyard)

SESSION III

3:30-5:00

 I. Search and Recommendation

Chair: Yi Zhang

II. Workshop on Analysis and Visual Exploration (WAVE) of Cosmology

Informal Discussion
    

 III. Human Computation

Informal Discussion    

•Utilizing Marginal Net Utility for Recommendation in E-commerce, Jian Wang (PhD student, UCSC)
•Recommendation System for the Facebook Open Graph, Wei Xu (Researcher, Facebook)
•Recommender Systems at the Long Tail, Neel Sundaresan (Senior Director, Ebay)
•Filtering Semi-Structured Documents Based on Faceted Feedback, Lanbo Zhang (PhD Student, UCSC)
Closing Remarks, Yi Zhang