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February 17, 2014

Taming the Data Speaker Series Welcomes Christos Faloutsos

Please join us on Friday, February 21st at 11 a.m. in room 3211 in Engineering Building 2 (EB2) for the Taming the Data Invited-speaker Series at NC State University.  Christos Faloutsos, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, is the featured speaker.  The title of his talk is “Large Graph Mining – Patterns, Explanations, and Cascade Analysis.”
Abstract:  What do graphs look like? How do they evolve over time? How does influence/news/viruses propagate, over time? We present a long list of static and temporal laws, and some recent observations on real graphs. We show that fractals and self-similarity can explain several of the observed patterns, and we conclude with cascade analysis and a surprising result on virus propagation and immunization.
About the speaker: Faloutsos, a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, has received the Presidential Young Investigator Award by the National Science Foundation (1989), the Research Contributions Award in ICDM 2006, the SIGKDD Innovations Award (2010), nineteen “best paper” awards (including two “test of time” awards), and four teaching awards. He is an ACM Fellow, he has served as a member of the executive committee of SIGKDD; he has published over 200 refereed articles, 11 book chapters and one monograph. He holds six patents and he has given over 35 tutorials and over 15 invited distinguished lectures. His research interests include data mining for graphs and streams, fractals, database performance, and indexing for multimedia and bio-informatics data.
This invited-speaker series has been made possible thanks to generous support from Cisco, EMC, Informatica, SAS, the NC State Computer Science ePartners Program and the NC State Engineering Foundation.
The event is free and open to the public.  For more information about the talk, click here.
Directions to Centennial Campus and parking information can be found here.

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