Supporting Real-time Analytics over Big Streaming Data

            CSE Distinguished Seminar

Speaker: Professor Minos Garofalakis
         Director of the Information Management Systems Institute (IMSI)
         ATHENA Research Center
         School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
         The Technical University of Crete

Title:  "Supporting Real-time Analytics over Big Streaming Data"

Date:   Wednesday; 7 February 2024

Time:   11:00am - 12 noon

Venue:  Lecture Theater G
        (Chow Tak Sin Lecture Theater), near lift 25/26


Massive continuous data streams arise naturally in several dynamic big
data analytics applications, such as enabling observability for complex
distributed systems, network-operations monitoring in large ISPs, or
incremental federated learning over dynamic distributed data. In such
settings, usage information from numerous devices needs to be continuously
collected and analyzed for interesting trends and real-time reaction to
different conditions (e.g., anomalies/hotspots, DDoS attacks, or concept
drifts). The massive, distributed nature of these data streams raises
important memory-, time-, and communication-efficiency issues, making it
critical to carefully optimize the use of available computation and
communication resources. In this talk, I will provide an overview of
centralized and distributed data streaming models and some of the key
algorithmic tools in the space of streaming data analytics, along with
relevant applications and directions for future research.


Minos Garofalakis is the Director of the Information Management Systems
Institute (IMSI) at the ATHENA Research Center and a Professor at the
School of ECE at the Technical University of Crete. He also works as a
senior research consultant for Huawei's Edinburgh Research Center (ERC),
and is the co-founder of Agora Labs, a startup company bringing
state-of-the-art data privacy technologies to the healthcare domain. Minos
received the MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and previously held senior/principal
researcher positions at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies (1998-2005), Intel
Research Berkeley (2005-2007), and Yahoo! Research (2007-2008); in
parallel, he held an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the EECS
Department of UC Berkeley (2006-2008). Minos's research interests lie in
the broad area of Big Data Analytics. He has published over 170 papers and
has delivered several invited talks and tutorials in major international
events. His work has resulted in 36 US Patent filings (29 patents issued)
for companies such as Lucent, Yahoo!, and AT&T. Google Scholar gives over
16,000 citations to his work, and an h-index value of 69. He is an ACM and
IEEE Fellow, a Member of the Academia Europaea, and a recipient of the TUC
"Excellence in Research" Award (2015) and the Bell Labs President's Gold
Award (2004).