Indo-US Workshop on
Large Scale Data Analytics
and Intelligent Services

December 18-20, 2011
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, India

Sponsored By
Indo-US Science & Technology Forum

Background      Participants: USA      Participants: India      Program      Venue      Contact 

Background and Theme

Numerous recent trends in enterprise, business, and societal applications reveal a magnificent opportunity for analytics . The maturation of database and systems technologies, together with the explosive growth of the Web, has resulted in a data deluge, with vast amounts of data being available. This data could be potentially analyzed to meet individual, government, industry, and societal needs and decisions. This requires developing intelligent and imaginative techniques for efficiently storing, accessing, and processing the data, and most importantly, analytics for inference, alerts, and decisions. Governments, global companies, and online service providers anticipate that their focus for the next several decades will concern analytics, and particularly in services from an enterprise perspective, for end users.

The central theme of the workshop is large-scale data analytics to enable intelligent services in the context of enterprise, business, and societal applications. Analytics includes machine learning, data mining, information retrieval and extraction, social network analysis, recommender systems, and operations research in business management. The intent is to learn about academia, industry, government, and societal needs, mutual interests, and evolve a meaningful collaborative R & D agenda to address the research issues and practical challenges. This workshop will bring together leading researchers from universities, R & D organizations, national and government labs in India and the United States, and major software analytic and service providers from India and the US. The workshop will lead to a proposal to the government, industry, and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum with a futuristic collaborative action plan for this important area.

Principal Investigators

N. Balakrishnan
Associate Director
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012, India
(Workshop Host)

Manish Gupta
Director and Chief Technologist
IBM Research, India
Manyata Embassy Park, D4 Block, 2nd Floor
Outer Ring Road, Nagawara, Bengaluru 560071

Ramakrishna ("Ram") Akella
Professor & Director
School of Engineering
University of California (Berkeley, Santa Cruz ) and Stanford University

Participants from USA

Participants from India

Venue: SERC Auditorium (SERC 102), First Floor

December 18, 2011 (Sunday) 09:00 - 09:10Welcome and About the Workshop
(N. Balakrishnan, Ramakrishna Akella, Manish Gupta)
09:10 - 09:25Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) - Catalyzing Science and Technology Cooperation over the years
(Rajiv Sharma, Executive Director, IUSSTF)
09.25 - 09.30Vote of Thanks and Announcements
09.30 - 11.00Enterprise and Business Analytics
11.00 - 11.30Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00Enterprise and Business Analytics (continued)
13.00 - 14.00Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.30Address by Dr Samir Brahmachari, Director General, CSIR
14.30 - 16.00IT in Healthcare and Life Sciences
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break
16.30 - 17.00Address by Dr. T. Ramasami, Secretary, DST
17.00 - 18.30IT in Healthcare and Life Sciences (continued)
December 19, 2011 (Monday) 09.30 - 11.00Web and Social Analytics
11.00 - 11.30Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00 Web and Social Analytics (continued)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30Societal Analytics
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.30Societal Analytics (continued)
December 20, 2011 (Tuesday) 09.30 - 10.30 Session on Funding Opportunities
10.30 - 11.00Coffee Break
11.00 - 13.00Parallel Breakout Sessions
13.00 - 14.00Lunch Break
14.00 - 16.00 Discussion, Action Plan, Conclusion

Venue: SERC Auditorium (SERC 102), First Floor

Indian Institute of ScienceIndo-US Workshop on Large Scale Data Analytics and Intelligent Services-Objectiveslides
Charles ElkanUniversity of California, San DiegoThe analytics landscape:A personal viewslides
Pradeep RAsian Institute of GastroenterologyResearch at Asian Institute of Gastroenterologyslides
Artur DubrawskiCarnegie Mellon UniversityMining Health Data for Informative Patternsslides
N. ViswanadhamIndian Institute of ScienceFood Security in Indiaslides
Pradeep RAsian Institute of GastroenterologyHealth Care Automation at Asian Institute of Gastroenterologyslides
Nigam ShahStanford UniversityAnnotation Analytics for Gene and Protein functionsslides
Nigam ShahStanford UniversityUsing ontologies to mine unstructured data in medicineslides
Chandra Sekhar SeelamantulaIndian Institute of ScienceImage Processing and Machine Learning for Healthcare Applicationsslides
Carolyn Penstein RoséCarnegie Mellon UniversityAnalysis of Social Positioning in Interactionslides
Rajiv SharmaIUSSTFINDO-US Science & Technology Forum Catalyzing Indo-US S&T Cooperation over the years …slides
Jitendra MalikUniversity of California at BerkeleyVisual Recognition: Prospects for Image & Video Analyticsslides
Ramayya KrishnanCarnegie Mellon UniversityOn network analysis and user behaviorslides
Raghu Krishnapuram and Dr. Jitendra AjmeraIBM Research - IndiaSocial Media Analyticsslides
Mark MusenStanford UniversityClinical Informatics and Decision Makingslides
Vasudeva VarmaETU Software Systems, IIIT HyderabadmyDronaslides
Nagasuma ChandraIndian Institute of ScienceFrom Bench to Bedside: Role of Informaticsslides
Ram D. SriramNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyToward Smart Healthcareslides
Rakesh AgrawalMicrosoft ResearchData Analytics For Embellishing Educational Textbooksslides
Ram AkellaUniversity of California (Berkeley and Santa Cruz) and Stanford UniversityWeb Analytics Is Computational Advertising Statistics or Machine Learning? Static or Dynamic?slides
Jai GaneshInfosysSocial Analyticsslides
Vipin KumarUniversity of MinnesotaMining Eco-Climate Dataslides
Phaneendra K YalavarthyIndian Institute of ScienceMedical Image Informatics: Challengesslides
Y NarahariIndian Institute of ScienceAnalytics with Strategic Usersslides
Sargur N. SrihariUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkProbabilistic Models in Social Network Analysisslides
Laura HaasIBM Research, Almaden Research CenterFrom Information to Foresight: Getting Beyond the Bitsslides


The workshop will be held in Auditorium SERC-102 (first floor) of Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC), Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore on December 18th (Sunday), December 19th (Monday), and December 20th (Tuesday).

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IISc Contact:
Y. Narahari
Computer Science and Automation
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012
Phone: +91-80-22932773

USA Contact:
Ramakrishna ("Ram") Akella
Director, Center for Knowledge, Information Systems, and Management of Technology
University of California, Berkeley, Santa Cruz , Stanford University

Indo-US STF Contact:
R. Varadarajan
Controller, Indo-US S&T Forum, New Delhi
Phone: +91-11-42691700, 42691702

Ms. K. Nagaratna
Indo-US Workshop on Large Scale Data Analytics and Intelligent Services
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560012
Phone: +91-80-22932737