Co-sponsored by IBM and Boston University’s Metropolitan College

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
12:30–6 p.m.
Boston University Photonics Center, Room 206

Thank you to all who attended the conference.

The need for big data analytics has become critical in almost every industry and field, including health care and public health, information technology, business, marketing, finance, insurance, criminal justice, city planning, emergency management, and many others.

While modern technology has enabled industries to collect vast amounts of valuable and diverse data, the very real challenge has been keeping up with the processing of this raw information. There is a crucial need for professionals who have the appropriate training and education necessary to mine, analyze, visualize, and interpret large amounts of data, so that it can be understood and put to good use.

The Data Analytics Symposium, co-sponsored by IBM and Boston University’s Metropolitan College, brings together a panel of experts from the faculty at Boston University, with presentations on big data in health care, finance, and applied social sciences, and in-depth discussions on the future direction of data analytics, as well as education, industrial needs, and career paths in the field.

2014 Presentations


Dr. Lou Chitkushev, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Boston University Metropolitan College


Dr. Tanya ZlatevaDean ad interim, Boston University Metropolitan College
Robert Bry, IBM Academic Initiative

Future Directions in Data Analytics

Dr. Ellen Kislal, Watson Research, IBM

Big Data Analytics in Finance: Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. Irena Vodenska, Assistant Professor of Finance, Boston University Metropolitan College and Senior Research Associate, Center for Polymer Studies, Department of Physics, Boston University

Panel 1: Education, Industrial Needs, and Career Paths in Data Analytics

Robert BryEllen KislalAndrew BanasiewiczSuresh KalathurVladimir Zlatev
Moderator: Lou Chitkushev

Panel 2: Developing Data Analytics Curriculum

Robert SchudyAnatoly TemkinJae-Young LeeGuanglan ZhangVladimir Brusic
Moderator: Lou Chitkushev