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Robert GrossmanRobert Grossman
Beyond Data Grids: Data Webs, Lambda Grids, and all that
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Building 3 Auditorium - 3:30PM

(Refreshments at 3:00 PM)

Robert Grossman will talk about Beyond Data Grids: Data Webs, Lambda Grids, and all that. A data web is a web based infrastructure for exploring, integrating, analyzing , and mining remote and distributed data.

In this presentation, Grossman gives an overview of data webs, including a comparison of data webs and data grids. He also describes DataSpace, which is an open source infrastructure to create data webs. As the size of remote data sets grow, developing more effective network and data protocols becomes critical. A lambda grid is an advanced photonic network in which applications can request, monitor, and tear down their own light paths or lambdas. DataSpace is not only designed to operate on today's commodity Internet, but also on tomorrow's high performance routed networks and wavelength switched lambda grids. Grossman will illustrate the talk with DataSpace applications from a variety of discipline, including earth sciences, bioinformatics, and business.

Robert Grossman is the Director of the Laboratory of Advanced Computing and the National Center for Data Mining (NCDM) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Grossman is the President of Open Data Partners, which develops data mining standards, and operates the Tera Wide Data Mining Grid Testbed, a testbed for high performance and distributed data mining.

Grossman has published over 100 papers and edited four books on data mining, business intelligence, distributed computing, high performance computing, high performance networking, and related areas.


IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Ben Kobler