Fourth Annual Data Mining Workshop Brings Together Close to 200 Researchers
On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, close to 200 researchers from across the University of Michigan and from industry gathered in the Bob and Betty Beyster Building on North Campus for the fourth U-M Workshop on Data Mining.
Organized by Profs. Michael Cafarella and Dragomir Radev and sponsored by Yahoo!, Computer Science and Engineering, and the Office of Research Cyberinfrastructure, the workshop brought together researchers currently using data mining or interested in the use of data mining to make connections and share experiences and results.
The workshop included 12 presentations and concluded with a keynote by Scott Gaffney, Director, Knowledge and User Engagement Science, Yahoo! Labs, entitled "Personalization at Scale."
A range of units from across U-M participated in the workshop, including units from the College of Engineering, several domain units in the natural sciences, medical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and U-M Dearborn. External entities registered for the workshop included Yahoo!, Ford Motor Company, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Presentations from the workshop can be browsed below, and are listed in the order presented.
Emily Mower Provost – Computer Science and Engineering Using Emotional Noise to Uncloud Audio-Visual Emotion Perceptual Evaluation
Avishay Livne – Computer Science and Engineering, School of Information Predicting Impact in Academia
Honglak Lee – Computer Science and Engineering Learning and Selecting Features Jointly with Pointwise Gated Boltzmann Machines
Perry Samson, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Mining My Students' Notes to Create Study Guides
Anna Gilbert, Mathematics Streaming and Sketching Big Data
Ashutosh Nandeshwar, Office of University Development Three Big Problems in Fundraising and How to Solve Them With Data Science
Zhe Zhao, Computer Science and Engineering, School of Information Questions about Questions: An Empirical Analysis of Information Needs on Twitter
Brock Palen, Office of Research Cyberinfrastructure National Resources for Big Data Exploration
Jian Tang, School of Information "Look, Mum, No Hands!" A Parameter-Free Topic Model
Ambuj Tewari, Statistics Foundations of Learning to Rank
Matthew Burgess, Computer Science and Engineering Leveraging Noisy Lists for Social Feed Ranking
Jason Owen-Smith, Sociology Data Mining in the Sociology of Science and Organizations
Keynote: Scott Gaffney, Director, Knowledge and User Engagement Science, Yahoo! Labs Personalization at Scale