SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series

President's Faculty Lecturer: Prof. Jian Pei

Jian Pei is Professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s top researchers in the area of data mining and his work has been embraced by industry and government. Over the last several years his research has focused on developing effective and efficient ways to analyze - and capitalize on - the vast stores of data housed in applications such as social networks, network security informatics, healthcare informatics, business intelligence, and web searches. A prolific and widely-cited author, Professor Pei has received many prestigious awards including induction as a Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Connecting Big Data with Many People

“Big Data” is one of today’s greatest challenges, and at the same time an unprecedented opportunity.  It’s often described as the explosion of the velocity, volume, variety, veracity, and value of digital information. Unlocking and making sense of this vast treasure trove of data is of immense value to essentially every sector and can yield untold benefits to society and individuals. This lecture highlights the exciting research on big data analytics under the central theme of connecting Big Data with many people by enabling its management, integration, exploration and application. It examines some of the novel research challenges presented by Big Data and how leveraging its potential is changing the world.


Tue, 30 Sep 2014 7:00 PM


Room 1420
SFU's Vancouver Campus
515 West Hastings Street


Event is FREE, but registration is required.
Register here.