UTSA to host Texas FreshAIR big data & data analytics conference

Texas FreshAIR

March 30-31 conference will discuss breakthroughs in cybersecurity and big data technologies

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(March 28, 2016) -- On March 30-31, UTSA will host the Texas FreshAIR big data and data analytics conference, an academic industry roundtable organized by the UT System and co-sponsored by the UT Health Science Center. The conference will be held in the H-E-B University Center on the UTSA Main Campus.

>> View the conference agenda.

The Texas FreshAIR series brings together thought leaders from across the UT System to forge new academia-industry partnerships. UTSA is home of the nation’s top cybersecurity program, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute for Hewlett-Packard. The upcoming conference focuses on data sciences and analytics and will include sessions exploring:

  • Business Analytics
  • Cloud and Cybersecurity
  • Machine Learning and Data Visualization
  • Health Care and Military
  • Omics and Personalized Medicine

UTSA’s top-tier researchers are among the presenters at the two-day conference. UTSA speakers include:

  • Ravi Sandhu, UTSA College of Sciences, “Secure Cloud Computing”
  • Nicole Beebe, UTSA College of Business, “Digital Forensics in and out of the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities”
  • Max Kilger, UTSA College of Business, “Be Careful What You Wish For: The Importance of Heuristics and Measurement in Big Data”
  • John Quarles, UTSA College of Sciences, “Location Aware Electronic Medical Record System”
  • Greg White, UTSA College of Sciences, “Knowledge Discovery in Large Amounts of Cyber Security Information Sharing”
  • Suman Basuroy, UTSA College of Business, “Measuring the Positive Halo and Negative Cannibalization Effects of New Products Introductions in High-Tech Markets”
  • Yusheng Feng, UTSA College of Engineering, “Medical Data Analytics and Visualization at UT San Antonio and UTHSC San Antonio”
  • Mikhail Gubanov, UTSA College of Sciences, “A Large-scale Linear-Relational Data Management System for Machine Learning Workloads”
  • Yufei Huang, UTSA College of Engineering, “Predicting Human Cognitive Behaviors by Deep Learning”

Additionally, UTSA President Ricardo Romo will deliver opening remarks on March 30. UTSA Vice President for Research Mauli Agrawal will provide closing remarks on March 31.


To learn more about Texas FreshAIR, visit www.texasfreshair.org.

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