The Big Data Conference featured many speakers from the Harvard community as well as scholars from across the globe, with talks focusing on computer science, statistics, math and physics, and economics. This was the third conference on Big Data the Center hosted as part of our annual events, and was co-organized by Richard Freeman, Scott Kominers, Jun Liu, Horng-Tzer Yau and Shing-Tung Yau.
This youtube playlist contains all of the videos from the conference. For detailed abstracts and slides, you can find the schedule here.
This August, several presenters of the 2017 Big Data Conference stepped aside to offer a summary of their presentations and research.
Marena Lin (Harvard University) summarizes her presentation at the Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences’ Big Data Conference 2017.
Annie Liang (University of Pennsylvania) summarizes her presentation at the Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences’ Big Data Conference 2017.
Zak Stone (Google) gives a brief summary of his presentation at the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications’ Big Data Conference 2017.
Mohammad Akbarpour (Stanford University) gives a brief summary of the talk he gave at the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications’ Big Data Conference 2017.
On Aug. 13, 2017, Boston-area Iranian scholars organized a memorial in honor of Fields Medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani. The event was moderated by CMSA Visitor Artan Sheshmani, and featured comments from leading scholars across several academic institutes.
Professor Sheshmani also gave a tribute in his native tongue of Farsi, which can be viewed below.
(Above) Big Data 2017 attendees, speakers and organizers pose for a group photo on the steps of Harvard’s Littauer Center.
In anticipation of the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications’ Big Data Conference (Aug. 18-19), Jun Liu, professor of statistics at Harvard University and a Scientific Board member of CMSA, describes the growing relevance of big data in various fields.