Archive for December, 2010

10th IEEE International conference on data mining - ICDM2010

Today is raining. Usual.
I am in Sydney, Australia, where I attended ICDM2010. This conference is a bit unusual, at least
for me. The reason why I say so, is that the people attending the conference come from various
sectors of the economical world. Better: not only there are people from academia, like professors,
phd students and the like, but also many people from private companies that are not only the
usual famous computer science connected ones, and also freelances and people from state
agencies, including the DOD it seems.
It definitely sounds like data mining is getting a huge interest in the world of applied informatics.

I attended a bunch of nice and interesting talks, mainly concerning streaming and association
rules. However, these two topics seem to get less attention than in the former years, while
clustering and social networks mining are an ever green the former and an emerging strong
topic the latter.

Tomorrow I will be flying over Mongolia and the Gobi desert again. No Himalaya though.

Vector Rally World Record

What do efficient computation people do when they have time to spare? Well, it depends, but some of them set out to be #1 on the Vector Rally world rankings. Also a good teaching showcase for BFS!

Happy holidays!

Sapere Aude research project granted

I’m please to announce that I will be running a research project on Massive Data Mining by Sampling (MaDaMS) in 2011-14. The project is supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research, under the Sapere Aude program. The project involves three external partners: Finanshuset Demetra A/S, Apptus Technologies AB, and Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University. Konstantin Kutzkov, who recently started as a PhD student in the group, will work on the project, and two further PhD students will be hired.