Workshop on Big Data 2014

Together with colleagues from EPFL, we are organizing a seminar on Big Data under the umbrella of CUSO  (Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale). The workshop aims at providing the participants with a comprehensive overview on state-of-the-art research directions and topics. We hope that our selection of internationally renowned speakers is able to achieve this goal.


  • Prof. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux
  • Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki
  • Dr. Martin Grund

All the slide decks are now available on Slideshare:

  • Intro to Big Data (Philippe Cudre-Mauroux, eXascale Infolab, U. of Fribourg, Switzerland) slides
  • Big Data Profiling (Felix Naumann, Hasso Plattner Institute), slides
  • Realtime Analytics (Christoph Koch, EPFL), slides
  • Current Trends and Challenges in Big Data Benchmarking (Kais Sachs, SAP/Spec), slides
    Structured Data in Web Search (Alon Halevy, Google), slides
    Human Computation for Big Data (Gianluca Demartini, eXascale Infolab, U. of Fribourg, Switzerland), slides
    Analysing and Querying Big Scientific Data (Thomas Heinis, EPFL), slides
    The Evolution of Big Data Frameworks (Carlo Curino, Microsoft Research), slides