A Hands-on Introduction to Big Data Analysis using Hadoop

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Website: A Hands-on Introduction to Big Data Analysis using Hadoop
When: April 1 2015
Where: Winslow Building room 1140, RPI Campus, Troy, NY, US
"There's always something happening Wednesday evenings in the Tetherless World!"

TWed Talk: Weds, 01 Apr (7p, Winslow 1140)
TITLE: "A Hands-on Introduction to Big Data Analysis using Hadoop"
LEADER: Xiaohui Lu
VIDEO: TWed video streams
Live Streaming: via Google Plus

Please join us next Weds (01 Apr) as TWC postdoc Xiaohui Lu leads us in a hands-on introduction to big data analysis using Hadoop!

INTRODUCTION: We are now living in an era of digital sea of data - the volume, variety and velocity of data continue to reach unprecedented levels. This phenomenal growth asks for solution to address data management and processing. Hadoop is probably the most preferred framework for this purpose.

In this talk, Xiaohui will introduce us to Hadoop with hands-on examples, with a hope that this introduction will open the door to a series of talks on Hadoop and MapReduce algorithms development.

BIOGRAPHY: Xiaohui Lu is a postdoctoral research associate with Prof. James Hendler at The Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). During his PhD study, he worked with Prof. Sibel Adali(adviser) and Prof. Malik Magdon-Ismail on social media research at Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at RPI. He earned a doctoral degree in computer science from RPI in 2013, a masters degree in computer science from RPI in 2011, and a bachelors degree in computer science from the University at Albany (SUNY) in 2008.

Xiaohui's research interests lie in computational social science, semantic web, data mining and machine learning.

OTHER NOTES: This TWed is relevant to virtually everyone at TWC; be there!

TWed Logistics (Spring 2015):
  • TWed schedule
  • 7p-8p, 1st floor Winslow (1140)
  • We try to alternate TWed Talks with TWed Hackspaces. The alternating pattern of TWed Talks and TWed Hackspaces may "off" due to leader availability and Institute scheduling.
  • Pizza or snacks will be provided for TWed Talks
  • Live video streams of TWed Talks are now available via YouTube
  • An archive of past TWed Talks are also available on ustream. Direct links can be found in the schedule (below)
  • TWed Talks from previous terms are archived; topical archive coming soon!
About TWed:
  • "TWed" is the Tetherless World Educational Series
  • "TWed Talks" are informal overview talks and tutorials on topics of interest to the Tetherless World community. TWed gives members of the lab the chance to share tools and expertise. TWed talks are not lectures; they are expected to be highly interactive and fun. TWed leaders are encouraged to include live "hack" activities in their session plans.
  • "TWed Hackspaces" during the TWed time are informal group work sessions inspired by the Hackerspace movement. This is a time when TWC people will "be around" and you can rely on the "right" people being available to answer your questions and help with your hacks. This is also a great opportunity for project teams to "hack" together on problems, with the knowledge and resources of TWC surrounding you.