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Data Analysis Symposium 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Morgan Library Event Hall


Over the past decade, there have been increasing demands of analytical techniques with the emergence of big data, network data, and structurally complex data. A strong emphasis of this symposium is to foster a discourse on recent advances in the area. All presentations will take you on a data adventure using case studies in various fields.




11:00 - 11:30 Luncheon (Buffet)
11:30 - 11:45 Welcome: Edwin Chong
11:45 - 12:15 Keynote: Hari Iyer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Analysis of Heterogeneous Data From Fingerprint Images
12:15 - 12:30 Questions and Comments
12:30 - 2:45


  1. David Randall, Atmospheric Science
    Big Climate Data
  2. Mark Simmons, Biology
    Bias in phylogenomic pipelines: an empirical example
  3. Haonan Wang, Statistics
    Statistics for complex inhomogeneous data
  4. Asa Ben-Hur, Computer Science
    Tools for mining RNA sequencing data
  5. Susan van den Heever, Atmospheric Science
    Intense Storms — Data and Analysis
  6. Imme Ebert-Uphoff, ECE
    Causal Discovery — Identifying potential cause-effect relationships from observational data
  7. Michael Kirby, Mathematics
    Geometrically motivated algorithms for the analysis of complex data
  8. Stephen Hayne, Computer Information Systems
    How should you choose a dance partner — For love or for money
  9. Ronald Tjalkens, Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences
    Data analysis for high content biological imaging
2:45 - 3:00 Closing Remarks

ISTeC (Information Science and Technology Center) is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU's research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication, and information systems. For more information please see