COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS SEMINAR – Smart Data for Smart Science – Borne
COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS SEMINAR
Kirk Borne, PhD
Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor
Booz Allen Hamilton
Monday, October 2, 4:30-5:45
Exploratory Hall, Room 3301
ABSTRACT: Smart data are essential when faced with massive-scale data collections. “Smart” refers to data that are tagged or indexed with meaning-filled metadata that carry information about the semantic meaning of the data, its applications, use cases, content, context, and more. Such meta-tags enable efficient and effective discovery, description, and delivery of the right data at the right time, both to humans and to automatic processes.
Dr. Borne advises and consults with numerous organizations, agencies, and partners in the use of data and analytics for discovery, decision support, and innovation. Previously, he was Professor at George Mason University (GMU) for 12 years in the CSI and CDS programs, where he did research, taught, and advised students in data science. Prior to that, Dr. Borne spent nearly 20 years supporting data systems activities on NASA space science research programs, including a role as NASA’s Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope.
Recently, Dr. Borne was ranked #2 worldwide among all Big Data experts to follow. http://ipfconline.fr/blog/2017/05/22/fine-list-of-50-top-world-big-data-experts-to-follow-in-2017-with-moz-social-score/