In 2014, infrastructure components such as Hadoop, Berkeley Data Stack and other commercial tools have stabilized and are thriving. The challenges have moved higher up the stack from data collection and storage to data analysis and its presentation to users. The focus for this year’s conference on analytics – the infrastructure that powers analytics and how analytics is done.
Talks will cover various forms of analytics including real-time and opportunity analytics, and technologies and models used for analyzing data.
Proposals will be reviewed using 5 criteria:
Domain diversity – proposals will be selected from different domains – medical, insurance, banking, online transactions, retail. If there is more than one proposal from a domain, the one which meets the editorial criteria will be chosen.
Novelty – what has been done beyond the obvious. Insights – what insights does the proposal share with the audience that they did not know earlier. Practical versus theoretical – we are looking for applied knowledge. If the proposal covers material that can be looked up online, it will not be considered.
Conceptual versus tools-centric – tell us why, not how. Tell the audience what was the philosophy underlying your use of an application, not how an application was used. Presentation skills – proposer’s presentation skills will be reviewed carefully and assistance provided to ensure that the material is communicated in the most precise and effective manner to the audience.
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Data Collection and Transport – for e.g, Opendatatoolkit, Scribe, Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc.
Data Storage, Caching and Management – Distributed storage (such as Gluster, HDFS) or hardware-specific (such as SSD or memory) or databases (Postgresql, MySQL, Infobright) or caching/storage (Memcache, Cassandra, Redis, etc).
Data Processing, Querying and Analysis – Oozie, Azkaban, scikit-learn, Mahout, Impala, Hive, Tez, etc.
Big data and security
Big data and internet of things
Data Usage and BI (Business Intelligence) in different sectors.
Please note: the technology stacks mentioned above indicate latest technologies that will be of interest to the community. Talks should not be on the technologies per se, but how these have been used and implemented in various sectors, enterprises and contexts.
Big data in finance
The talk will cover a case study of solving a research problem in algorithmic trading using high frequency data from a stock exchange.
This talk presents the methodology in a research paper which our group is working on. Link to the release page: http://ifrogs.org/releases/ThomasAggarwal2014_algorithmicTradingImpact.html
The talk will present a case study of how high frequency data was used to analyse the impact of algorithmic trading on (stock) market quality. It will cover the problem statement, issues with finding a solution, the methodology, and the research design which was used to come to a conclusion. The methodology includes statistical techniques such as matching, difference-in-difference regression, and market quality measures.
I am a Research Programmer in the Finance Research Group at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. My experience includes working with a startup, a corporate and research groups in Delhi and Mumbai. My areas of interest include high performance computing, high frequency trading, and financial data management.