COMPASS Talk by Carsten Binnig (TU Darmstadt): Towards Interactive Data Exploration

16.05.2018 11:00

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 11:00-12:00 in CAB E 72

Speaker: Carsten Binnig (TU Darmstadt)

Title: Towards Interactive Data Exploration





Technology has been the key enabler of the current Big Data movement. Without open-source tools like R and Hadoop, as well as the advent of cheap, abundant computing and storage in the cloud, the ongoing trend toward datafication of almost every research field and industry could never have occurred. However, the current Big Data tool set is ill-suited for interactive data exploration of new data making the knowledge discovery process a major bottleneck in our data-driven society.

In this talk, I will first give an overview of challenges for interactive data exploration on large data sets and then present current research results that revisit the design of existing data management systems, from the query interface over the execution models to the storage and the underlying hardware to enable interactive data exploration.

Short Bio:

Carsten Binnig is a Full Professor in the Computer Science department at TU Darmstadt and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Computer Science department at Brown University. Carsten received his PhD at the University of Heidelberg in 2008. Afterwards, he spent time as a postdoctoral researcher in the Systems Group at ETH Zurich and at SAP working on in-memory databases. Currently, his research focus is on the design of data management systems for modern hardware as well as modern workloads such as interactive data exploration and machine learning. He has recently been awarded a Google Faculty Award and a VLDB Best Demo Award for his research.