Proposal for the Theme on BigDataAnalyticsQiang Yang, HKUSTMay 2015Jiannong Cao, PolyUQi-man Shao, CUHK

Motivation The world's technological per-capita capacity tostore information doubled every 40 months– As of 2012, 2.5 exabytes (2.5 1018) of data/day Relational database management systems anddesktop statistics and visualization packages oftenhave difficulty handling big data.– Big Data: new driver for digital economy&society Gartner: hundreds of billions of GDP by 2020.Intangible factor after labor and capitalData Science: The fourth paradigm2

The Power of Big Data Big Data can bring “big values” to our life inalmost every aspects.Technologically, Big Data is bringing about changes in our lives because itallows diverse and heterogeneous data to be fully integrated andanalyzed to help us make decisions.Today, with the Big Data technology, thousands of data from seeminglyunrelated areas can help support important decisions. This is thepower of Big Data.Areas of Applications–Health and Well being–Policy making and public opinions–Smart cities and more efficient society–New online educational models: MOOC and Student-Teacher modeling–Robotics and human-robot interactionMuch of this power hinges on Research on Analytics3

Hong Kong needs Big develop state-of-the-art BigData platform in research,education and industrialapplications, and open it to theHong Kong society and the worldat large, make a difference in SmartCities, Health and Well-being(including supporting agingpopulations), and modernizingFinance, Education and Logisticsin Hong Kong.4

Big Data Analytics Objectives5

Relation to Smart Cities and IoT World economic forumranking HK’sinfrastructure: #1– Maintain the lead in ITInfrastructure East Kowloon Project:Energizing Hong Kongvia Smart Cities Big Data:– IoT provides theinfrastructure forcollecting the data– Smart Cities asimportant applicationgoal6

Research Objectives Big Data Analytics: data mining and machine learning– Large-scale machine learning, data mining and data visualization Big Data Computing: data center support for Analytics– Big data collection and transformation, integration and distributeddata management and computing Big Data Theory, Privacy&Security issues on Analytics– Big data sampling and statistical theory, Big data security and privacy Big Data Science: 4th Paradigm – Analytics for Science andEngineering– Big Data and Multi-disciplines (Bio, Chemistry, Engineering, Social)7

Why Hong Kong is Ready for the Theme We have the best researchers in machine learning, data mining, datamanagement, sensor networks, statistics, and multidisciplinaryresearch such as bioinformatics– China National 973 Projects on Big Data– IEEE Transactions on Big Data: EiC– ACM KDD Conferences: PC and Conference Chairs– Winner of Big Data related international competitions New industries based on lots of data– Financial industry, logistics industry, education sector, governmentservices, etc. We have many potential collaborators and partners– Huawei, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Google, Microsoft, etc.8

Big Data Analytics WorkflowDataExtraction HKUSTCUHKBaptistHSBCAstriDataIntegration HKUSTHKUCity UAlibabaAstri Applications Biology and GeneticsChemistryPhysicsGovernment PoliciesSocial SciencesGeneral HealthLogisticsFinanceBusinessBig DataComputing &DataManagementData Mining &Visualization HKUSTCUHKCity UHuaweiTencentCUHKHKUSTHKUPolyUCity UBaptist U9

Multi-disciplinary Big-data Analytics Objectives: rch on heterogeneous scientific andtechnological big data analytics10

Why Big Data needs Team Work? Big data analytics is necessarily a joint effort byresearchers from academic institutions,government and society and industry.– The government and industry are sources of BigData, and providers of problems and challenges,– The academic researchers are solutionproviders.– When it comes to package the solutions fromuniversity labs to transfer to the real world,universities and industry must work together tobuild scalable and robust solutions.11

Expected Outcomes New methodologies and solutions for Big Dataresearch New applications that impact the society andindustry in Hong Kong and beyond, and New digital economies created based on bigdata New educational programs for students;cultivating leaders for the Big Data society andindustry.12

Breakthroughs Expected New algorithms, methodologies, systems andapplications in Big Data New knowledge from Big data applications inScience, Engineering, and Societal Problems New insights into Big data practices in realworld New ways to protect security and privacy of bigdata relevant to individuals and organizations13

Call for Proposals in Big Data Analytics Foundations in Big Data Analytics Research:– developing and studying fundamental theories,algorithms, techniques, methodologies,technologies to address the effectiveness andefficiency issues to enable the applicability of BigData problems; Innovative Applications in Big Data Analytics:– developing techniques, methodologies andtechnologies of key importance to a Big Dataproblem that requires the seamless cooperationof domain scientists with big data researchers.14

Benefit for the Hong Kong Society Can Hong Kong transform into a more datadriven society and maintain its leadershipglobally? How can companies in Hong Kong becomemore competitive with Big Data technology? Can Data Science in Hong Kong’s researchfields benefit from strong foundations on big data? Can the government become more efficient withbig data driven methodologies in decisionmaking? Can education, finance, logistics and healthbenefit from the ever increasing data?15

The Power of Big Data Big Data can bring “ big values ” to our life in almost every aspects. Technologically, Big Data is bringing about changes in our lives because it allows diverse and heterogeneous data to be fully integrated and analyzed to help us make decisions. Today, with the Big Data tech