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Big Ideas for Busy People: Big Data Edition

Saturday11/107:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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From Dark Ages to dark matter, let’s talk BIG DATA at this year’s Big Ideas for Busy People event at the Discovery Building. Hear five-minute flash talks from the experts, followed by lively Q&A from the audience.

This year’s experts include:

  • Rebecca Willett (electrical and computer engineering, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery) How machines learn
  • Lea Shanley (Renaissance Computing Institute) Even big data starts small
  • Eric Wilcots (astronomy) Things that go bump in the night: The variable and explosive radio sky
  • Martin Foys (English) Can digitizing a medieval map change scholarship for everybody?
  • Anthony Gitter (biomedical informatics) on tomes of cancer genomes
  • Pilar Ossorio (law and bioethics) on fairness and accountability in the use of big data and machine learning

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Event Type: Lectures, Panels and Discussions
Age: Adults
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UW–Madison (Discovery Building)
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States


Discovery Outreach
(608) 316-4382

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