Title: Exploring Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Juliana Freire, NYU

Abstract: The explosion in the volume of digital data currently available has created new opportunities in many different domains, from spurring scientific discoveries to enabling smarter cities that provide a better quality of life for its citizens. Unfortunately, the infrastructure to analyze, visualize, and integrate information has not kept pace with our collective ability to gather data, leading to an unprecedented situation: data exploration is now the bottleneck to discovery. In this talk, I will describe some of the efforts we are conducting at the Visualization and Data Analysis Center at NYU Poly that aim to address this challenge.