May 16, 2012 (SAP)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

8:45 – 3:00, SAP - Building 1, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto

The Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE) at UC Santa Cruz is pleased to announce its first Research Review Day in Silicon Valley. SAP has been very kind in offering its facilities in Palo Alto for this first-time-ever Silicon Valley event. BSOE Research Review Days have a tradition of offering great technical overviews of the work by our leading faculty in areas of relevance to high-technology companies. This event is no exception, offering compelling talks on big data, gamification and social networking.

Parking at SAP: Please follow the PARKING signage.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Heidi McGough in the Baskin School of Engineering Dean's Office at 831-459-4877.


8:45 - 9:15 Coffee and continental breakfast



Welcome, Arthur Ramirez, Dean, Baskin School of Engineering - Southern Cross Room

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Stephan Fischer, Sr. Vice President SAP Research, SAP AG – Southern Cross Room

10:00 PRESENTATION - JJ Garcia-Luna-Aceves, Chair and Professor, Computer Engineering
10:45 PRESENTATION - Social Network Science: An Analytical Perspective - Hamid Sadjadpour, Professor, Electrical Engineering
11:30 PRESENTATION - Playful Interactions/Gamification - Jim Whitehead, Chair and Professor, Computer Science
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
Track - BIG DATA
1:00 PRESENTATION - Storing and Processing Big Data: Challenges and a few Solutions - Scott Brandt, Professor, Computer Science
1:45 PRESENTATION – Scaling Machine Learning to Big Data - Neoklis “Alkis” Polyzotis, Associate Professor, Computer Science
2:30 Reception

Thank you for joining us!