Data Mining Workshop Brings Together Over 100 Researchers from Across U-M   Bookmark and Share

On Friday, April 23, researchers from across the University of Michigan gathered at CSE for a highly-anticipated Workshop on Data, Text, Web, and Social Network Mining.

Sponsored by Yahoo!, Computer Science and Engineering, and the School of Information, the workshop brought together researchers currently using data mining or interested in the use of data mining to make connections and set the agenda for research in the next 10 years and beyond. Participating units included Computer Science and Engineering, Information, Statistics, Linguistics, and Mathematics, and also several domain units in the natural sciences, medical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

The agenda for the workshop (link to PDF) included a series of 13 lab overviews, nine technical presentations, a panel discussion, and a poster session, providing enormous opportunity for attendees to get broad visibility into range of data mining research activities currently taking place at U-M.

The event was capped off by a CSE Distinguished Lecture by Raghu Ramakrishnan, Chief Scientist for Audience & Cloud Computing at Yahoo!.

Dragomir Radev, Professor in Computer Science and Engineering and the School Information and organizer of the Workshop, addresses attendees during the panel session (click to enlarge).

Attendees filled the large lecture hall in the CSE Building to hear presentations, lab overviews, and for the panel discussion (click to enlarge).

Participants engaged in lively discussion at the 15 posters on display at the poster session (click to enlarge).

Posted: April 28, 2010