From June 30 to July 6 2018, the two Big Data Competence Centers in Germany, ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig and BBDC, organized the 4th International Summer School on Big Data and Machine Learning in their summer school series. The summer school took place at Leipzig University.
Program & Highlights
The Summer School was preceded by a „streamline“ hackathon which centered on the hands-on development of an application for real-time analytics of streaming data. The Hackathon focused on the practical application of stream-based event processing. The challenge was to select one or more real-time data sources and build real-time analytics workflows or tools to improve strategic planning or decision making. Afterwards, a Summer School jury selected the best hackathon results. The Institute for Applied Informatics at the University of Leipzig e.V. (InfaAI) donated a price of 500 euros for the winning team.
The main program of the Summer School 2018 included the following topics:
- Deep Learning
- Data Mining in Stream Data
- Machine Learning for the Sciences
- Declarative machine learning with Apache SystemML
- Confidentiality and Integrity of Cloud Databases
- Visual Analytics for Big Data
- Cypher-based Graph Analytics on Spark
- Web-scale information extraction
- Big Data Integration
- Big Data and HPC
In addition to the scientific program, the Summer School offered several social activities such as a city walk and a dinner in a traditional restaurant.
For a review with photos from the summer school and hackathon, see our blogpost: Review of the ScaDS Summer School 2018.
Below is the full program with additional information on the speakers and their topics: