YSU CSIS hosts national seminar broadcast on Big Data

Big Data is the topic of a national workshop that will be broadcast 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Room 116 of Meshel Hall on the campus of Youngstown State University.

“This workshop focuses on introducing practical big data skills,” said Feng “George” Yu, assistant professor of Computer Science and Information Systems. “Attendants will walk in with minimum programming knowledge and walk out with hands-on programming experiences on big data.”

The YSU Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is cooperating with the National Science Foundation’s XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to broadcast the workshop.

XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data and expertise.

YSU students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Registration is free and required.

The agenda includes presentations on Hadoop, Spark and new Big Data Platforms.

Other participating schools include the University of Houston, Harvey Mudd College, Georgia State University, Purdue University, North Carolina A&T State University, University of Delaware, Michigan State University, University of California Berkeley, University of Oklahoma, Old Dominion University, Yale University, Montana State University, University of Puerto Rico and the University of Michigan.

For more information, contact the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at 330-941-3134 or info@csis.ysu.edu.