The Fifth Elephant 2015

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

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.

Workshops

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.

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The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more

Himadri Sarkar

@himadri

Approximate algorithms for summarizing streaming data

Submitted Jun 15, 2015

1) Introduce two approximate algorithms which are considered cornerstone of big data infrastructure.
2) These algorithms can be used to obtain a first hand summary of massive dataset in a streaming manner

Outline

Approximate algorithms can be used for processing huge streams of incoming data using only a single pass. These algorithms consume finite amount of memory and cpu cycles. They enable us to maintain summaries which are sufficient to answer expected queries about the data.

Two such novel algorithms, finding lots of applications in the industry today are
1) Count min sketch (CMS)
2) HyperLogLog

This talk aims to:
1) Provide a brief introduction to theoritical aspects behind these algorithms
2) How they can be leveraged to summarize unstructured data for practical purposes.
3) How to choose the tuning parameters pertinent to your needs.
4) Demonstrate how we have used them in Sumologic service.

Requirements

Interest in approximate algorithms, streaming algorithms

Speaker bio

Himadri Sarkar is a Software Engineer at Sumologic India where he is currently working in the are of search performance. Sumo Logic is a cloud-based log management and analytics service that leverages machine-generated big data to deliver real-time IT insights. Search performance team is responsible for delivering all the search related capabilities of the system.

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Hosted by

The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more