The Fifth Elephant 2015

A conference on data, machine learning, and distributed and parallel computing

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Machine Learning, Distributed and Parallel Computing, and High-performance Computing are the themes for this year’s edition of Fifth Elephant.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is 15th June 2015

We are looking for talks and workshops from academics and practitioners who are in the business of making sense of data, big and small.

Track 1: Discovering Insights and Driving Decisions

This track is about general, novel, fundamental, and advanced techniques for making sense of data and driving decisions from data. This could encompass applications of the following ML paradigms:

  • Statistical Visualizations
  • Unsupervised Learning
  • Supervised Learning
  • Semi-Supervised Learning
  • Active Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Monte-carlo techniques and probabilistic programming
  • Deep Learning

Across various data modalities including multi-variate, text, speech, time series, images, video, transactions, etc.

Track 2: Speed at Scale

This track is about tools and processes for collecting, indexing, and processing vast amounts of data. The theme includes:

  • Distributed and Parallel Computing
  • Real Time Analytics and Stream Processing
  • MapReduce and Graph Computing frameworks
  • Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, MPI
  • Stories of parallelizing sequential programs
  • Cost/Security/Disaster Management of Data

Commitment to Open Source

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.


If you are interested in conducting a hands-on session on any of the topics falling under the themes of the two tracks described above, please submit a proposal under the workshops section. We also need you to tell us about your past experience in teaching and/or conducting workshops.


Harnessing the power of the Erlang VM at Housing

Abhijit Pratap Singh

16 minutes18 July 2015

Keeping Moore's law alive: Neuromorphic computing

Anand Chandrasekaran

43 minutes18 July 2015

The many ways of parallel computing with Julia

Viral B. Shah

47 minutes18 July 2015

Revolutionizing travel with ML & Analytics – An insight into business optimization using Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics

Raghu Kashyap

44 minutes17 July 2015

Keynote: "Thinking Machines"

Shailesh Kumar

1 hour18 July 2015

Making a contextual recommendation engine using Python and Deep Learning at ParallelDots

Muktabh Mayank

15 minutes17 July 2015

Keynote: Future patterns in data processing (sponsored)

Amod Malviya

38 minutes17 July 2015

Using Modes for Time Series Classification

Rohit Chatterjee

19 minutes18 July 2015

Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing

Devashish Shankar

45 minutes18 July 2015

Escher - democratizing beautiful visualizations

Shashi Gowda

28 minutes18 July 2015

Visualising Multi Dimensional Data

Amit Kapoor

34 minutes18 July 2015

Recommendation System beyond traditional Collaborative filtering

Gagandeep Juneja

43 minutes18 July 2015

Building Recommender system

Swaroop Krothapalli

20 minutes18 July 2015

Building a E-commerce search engine: Challenges, insights and approaches (sponsored)

Vinodh Kumar R

37 minutes18 July 2015

Hardware Accelerated Big Data Processing

Reetinder Sidhu

17 minutes18 July 2015

Two Years Wiser: The Nilenso Experiment

Steven Deobald

1 hour18 July 2015

Processing large data with Apache Spark

Venkata Naga Ravi

44 minutes18 July 2015

Building tiered data stores using Aesop to bridge SQL and NoSQL systems

Regunath Balasubramanian

41 minutes18 July 2015

Deploying Batch and Streaming Architectures on AWS (sponsored)

Russell Nash

38 minutes18 July 2015

Call me maybe: Jepsen and flaky networks

Shalin Mangar

41 minutes18 July 2015

HawkEye: A Real-Time Anomaly Detection System

Satnam Singh, PhD

20 minutes17 July 2015

Search at Petabyte scale

Anup Nair

20 minutes17 July 2015

Instrumenting your kafka & storm pipeline

Bhasker Kode

39 minutes 6 August 2015

Keynote: Data Comes in Shapes

Tim Poston

1 hour17 July 2015

Dead Simple Scalability Patterns

Vedang Manerikar

21 minutes17 July 2015


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