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Opening Remarks

8:45 am - 9:00 am


History and Mission of GCASR

 Andrew A. Chien (University of Chicago)

Opening Remarks by GCASR 2015 Co-Chairs

 Haryadi Gunawi (University of Chicago)

 Jakob Eriksson (University of Illinois at Chicago)



9:00 am - 10:00 am

(Session Chair: Andrew Chien, University of Chicago)

Innovative State: How You Can Transform Government

Aneesh Chopra (Hunch Analytics)

Session 1A: Industry Session Part 1

10:45 am - 12:15 pm (1st floor)

(Session Chair: Andrew Chien, University of Chicago)


Challenges in Big Data Analytics and Social Intelligence at 4C Insights

Alok Choudhary (4C Insights, Northwestern University)


Technical Challenges and Opportunities in the Connected Car

Vladimir Boroditsky (HERE, a Nokia Company)

The Machine

Rich Friedrich (Hewlett-Packard, The Machine Group)


Session 1B: Data Science

10:45 am - 12:15 pm (2nd floor)

(Session Chair: Zhiling Lan, Illinois Institute of Technology)

Hephaestus: Accelerating Scientific Discovery with Data Reuse

Jennie Duggan (Northwestern University)

DataHub: Collaborative Data Science & Dataset Version Management at Scale

Aaron Elmore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology / University of Chicago)

Stochastic Analysis through Database Storage Carving

Alexander Rasin (DePaul University)

Think like a Vertex: Vertex-Centric Computing for Large Scale Graph Analytics

Tim Weninger (Notre Dame University)


Session 2A: Industry Session Part 2

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (1st floor)

(Session Chair: Andrew Chien, University of Chicago)

Adding a Hint of Teleportation to Video Conversation: Technical Challenges and Opportunities at Personify

Sanjay Patel (PersonifyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


Future of Data Management on NoSQL Databases

Gokul Soundarajan (NetApp Advanced Technology Group)

Orbitz: Technical Challenges and Opportunities in a Leading Online Travel Business

Wai Gen Yee (Orbitz)


Session 2B: Security and Privacy

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (2nd floor)

(Session Chair: Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University)

Verifiable Differential Privacy

Ariel Feldman (University of Chicago)

"I Saw Images I Didn’t Even Know I Had:" Understanding User Perceptions of Cloud Storage Privacy

Chris Kanich (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Fighting the Memory War: Stopping Control-Flow Hijack Attacks

Mathias Payer (Purdue University)

Inferring Specifications in Web Applications for Vulnerability Analysis

Venkat Venkatakrishnan (University of Illinois at Chicago)


Session 3A: Big Data Platforms and Internet of Things

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm (1st floor)

(Session Chair: Venkat Vishwanath, Argonne National Laboratory)

Instrumenting the City

Charlie Catlett (Argonne National Laboratory)

Big Data in Biology, Medicine and Healthcare: Clouds, Commons and Canyons

Bob Grossman (Institute for Genetics & Systems Biology, University of Chicago)

Chameleon: A Large-Scale, Reconfigurable Experimental Environment for Cloud Research

Kate Keahey (Argonne National Laboratory) and Jim Chen (Northwestern University)


Session 3B: Cloud Computing and Networks

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm (2nd floor)

(Session Chair: Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame)

Probabilistic CAP and Adaptivity in Distributed Key-value Stores

Indranil Gupta (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Enforcing Customizable Consistency Properties in Software-Defined Networks

Kevin Jin (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Sirius: An Open End-to-End Voice and Vision Personal Assistant (Like Siri) and Its Implications for Future Warehouse Scale Computers

Jason Mars (University of Michigan)