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    Bridging Worlds in Big Data

    8:45am to 6:00pmESSEC CNIT Campus, La Défense - Paris


    ESSEC Business School and the Accenture Strategic Business Analytics Chair, in partnership with Centrale-Supélec, invite you to the:

    2014 ESSEC/Centrale-Supélec Conference
    Bridging Worlds in Big Data:

    Data is now everywhere as we are experiencing an unprecedented Information Explosion. The amount of data available and usable increased exponentially in volume, velocity, variety and veracity. Nowadays, among other phenomena, data drives business decisions or political campaigns, is used in sport or in our day to day life, and its usage became a major concern for the public and the political institutions. Those phenomena are usually encompassed under the concept of “Big Data.” This conference aims at discussing these issues while gathering both scholars and professionals.

    The conference is to be held in Amphi 104 of the ESSEC campus of the CNIT in La Défense. You can find the access information here.

    Attendance is free but you need to register before the 9th of May here.

    Conference Program (click here to get the pdf of the program):

    8:45-9:15am    Coffee breakfast

    9:15-9:30am    Introduction by the Deans of the Schools:

    Prof. Jean-Michel Blanquer, Dean of ESSEC Business School
    Hervé Biausser, President of Ecole Centrale Paris and President of Supélec
    Prof. Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi, Dean of the Faculty, ESSEC Business School

    9:30-10:30am    1st KEYNOTE: Model Selection with `Big Data' (pdf)

    Felix Pretis, on behalf of Prof. Sir David Hendry, Oxford

    10:30-11:15am    Random Matrices and Applications to Large Dataset Processing (pdf)

    Prof. Romain Couillet, Centrale-Supélec


    11:15-11:30am    Coffee break

    11:30-12:15pm    Bigger than large? Big Data and Long Memory (pdf)

    Prof. Guillaume Chevillon, ESSEC

    12:15-1:00pm    Machine Learning and Optimization for Visual Data (pdf)

    Prof. Matthew Blaschko, Centrale-Supélec & INRIA


    1:00-2:15pm    Lunch break (by your own - click here to find a restaurant in the CNIT)


    2:15-3:15pm    2nd KEYNOTE: Emerging approaches and challenges to fraud detection (pdf)

    Alan O'Loughlin, Accenture

    3:15-4:00pm    Distributed Optimization Techniques for Learning over Big Data (pdf)

    Prof. Frank Iutzeler, Centrale-Supélec


    4:00-4:15pm    Coffee break


    4:15-5:00pm    Incorporating Electronic Word-Of-Mouth Into Advertising Model (pdf)

    Prof. Nicolas Glady, ESSEC

    5:00-5:45pm    (Almost) Big Data in Biology: the Arising of a New Ecosystem (pdf)

    Vincent Guillemot, ICM Researcher


    5:45-6:00pm    Closing get-together    



    Contact the organizers:
    Nicolas Glady, ESSEC Business School
    Pawan Kumar, Centrale-Supélec
    Arthur Tenenhaus, Centrale-Supélec
    Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi, ESSEC Business School