BigDIA

Houston, TX
December 17-19, 2018

Plenary Speakers

Schedule for All Sessions (Draft)

Conference Event Schedule (Draft)


    • 7:30-8:30AM: Breakfast and registration
    • 8:30-9:00AM: Conference Opening
    • 9:00-10:00AM: Plenary session 1
    • 10:00-10:20AM Coffee Break
    • 10:20AM-12:00PM 7 parallel sessions
    • 12:00-1:30PM Lunch will be provided
    • 1:30-2:30PM Plenary session 2
    • 2:30-2:50PM Coffee Break
    • 2:50-4:30PM 7 parallel sessions
    • 4:30-7:30PM Exhibition, poster session and reception
      • Drinks and finger food will be provided

    • 7:30-9:00AM: Breakfast and registration
    • 9:00-10:00AM: Plenary session 3
    • 10:00-10:20AM Coffee Break
    • 10:20AM-12:00PM 7 parallel sessions
    • 12:00-1:30PM Lunch will be provided
    • 1:30-2:30PM Plenary session 4
    • 2:30-2:50PM Coffee Break
    • 2:50-4:30PM 7 parallel sessions
    • 4:30-4:50 Coffee Break
    • 4:50-6:30PM 7 parallel sessions
    • 7:00-9:30PM Appreciation dinner for committee members, plenary speakers, session organizers and supporting staff (by invitation only)

    • 7:30-9:00AM: Breakfast and registration
    • 9:00-10:00AM: Plenary session 5
    • 10:00-10:20AM Coffee Break
    • 10:20AM-12:00PM 7 parallel sessions
    • 12:00-1:30PM Lunch will be provided
    • 1:30-2:00PM Poster award ceremony
    • 2:00-3:00PM Plenary session 6
    • 3:00-3:20PM Coffee Break
    • 3:20-5:00PM 7 parallel sessions
    • 5:00PM Conference closed

Plenary Session


    1. Peter Spirtes, PhD
      Professor of Philosophy and Center for Automated Learning and Discovery, Department of Philosophy Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Talk Title: Recent Methodological Advances in Automated Causal Discovery from Big Data
    2. C. L. Philip Chen, FIEEE, FAAAS, FIAPR
      Chair Professor, University of Macau, China
      Talk Title: Big Data analytical: Computational Intelligence Approach and Prospect in Future Applications
    3. Zongben Xu, PhD
      Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, School of Mathematics & Statistics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
      Talk Title: Small Sample Learning in Big Data Era
    4. Zhi-Hua Zhou, PhD, FACM, FAAAI
      Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Dean of the School of Artificial Intelligence, Nanjing University, China
      Talk Title: An exploration to non-NN style deep learning based on non-differentiable modules
    5. Philip E. Bourne, PhD, FACMI
      Stephenson Chair of Data Science, Director of the Data Science Institute, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, USA
      Talk Title: Big Data & Analytics Across the Interdisciplinary Divide
    6. Sofia Charlotta Olhede, PhD
      Professor, Department of Statistical Science, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
      Talk Title: A Broad Perspective on Network Testing

Invited & Contributed Sessions

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4th International Conference on Big Data and Information Analytics

Theories, Algorithms and Applications in Data Science

December 17-19, 2018

Purpose: The conference will bring together research scientists from academia, industries, and government agencies to report progress and exchange ideas to address challenges in fundamental research and rapid knowledge translation in collecting, processing, analyzing, integrating, annotating and visualizing Big Data for scientific exploration and business decision-making.

This will be the fourth meeting of the annual conference series previously held in China (1st and 2nd meetings) and Canada (3rd meeting).

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Texas Medical Center
BioScience Research Collaborative
6500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005 - USA

Our Objectives:
  • To exchange and stimulate innovative ideas of state-of-art data science approaches and technologies to collect, process, analyze, integrate, annotate and visualize Big Data.
  • To promote interactions and collaborations among all scientists, researchers and practitioners who develop data science theories, algorithms and methods to deal with and analyze Big Data from different perspectives such as computer science, statistics, mathematics and other quantitative/computational sciences as well as domain-specific applications.
  • To present the novel findings and share experience of Big Data application projects and practice from academia, industries and governments.
  • To nurture and cultivate a new generation of interdisciplinary data scientists.
The conference will consist of
  • Plenary sessions
  • Invited sessions
  • Contributed sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Tutoring and exhibition sessions on Big Data products and tools

  • Fundamental theories for Big Data analytics
    • Statistical theories for Big Data
    • Computer science theories for Big Data
    • Mathematical theories for Big Data
  • Big Data computing: Architecture, database, algorithm, platform, visualization
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Big Data
  • Application areas:
    • EHR and health care Big Data
    • Bioinformatics
    • Imaging data
    • Precision medicine
    • Big Data prediction and decision-support systems
    • Finance and economics
    • Wearable or mobile device data
    • Internet business
Themes & Topics

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Key Dates and Venue:
  • May 1-September 15, 2018: Website will be open for registration and abstract submission for all invited sessions, contributed sessions, and poster sessions including the poster award competition registration.
  • September 30, 2018: All official invitation letters are sent out for visa applications (international speakers and attendees).
  • Conference Venue: The BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC), Rice University, Texas Medical Center, 6500 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005-1892
  • Conference dates: December 17-19 (Monday-Wednesday), 2018

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at:

Email: SPHBigDIAQueries@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract/Paper Submissions

Poster Award Competition

Publications in Special Issue

Submit

  • Plenary Sessions
  • Invited Sessions
  • Contributed Sessions
  • Poster Sessions
  • Please visit IEEE Manuscript Templates for paper preparation requirements.

Application

  • Eligibility: Registered students and postdocs as first or co-first author on the poster
  • Need to submit an abstract before the deadline
  • Cash Award: 1st ($500), 2nd ($300) and 3rd prize ($200)

Accepted papers will be recommended and published in special issues of the following journals if appropriate:

Registration

Extended to September 15 2018

  • Regular registration up to September 15th, 2018: $380 for regular registration and $200 for student.
  • Late registration after September 15th, 2018: $480 for regular registration and $240 for student.

Register Now!

Organization

  • Organizing Committee

    General Chair: Prof.Xu, Zongben (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, IEEE SMC member)


    Members:

    • Fasli, Maria  (University of Essex, UK)
    • Guo, Yike  (Imperial College London, UK)
    • Jermaine, Christopher (Rice University, USA)
    • Ordonez, Carlos (University of Houston, USA)
    • Reid, Nancy  (University of Toronto, Canada)
    • Wu, Hulin Committee Chair (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA)
    • Wu, Jianhong  (York University, Canada)
    • Xu, Zongben  (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
    • Zhou, Zhi-Hua  (Nanjing University, China)
  • Program Committee

    Co-Chairs:

    • David Banks (Duke University and Statistical and Applied Mathematics Sciences Institute, USA)
    • Jianhong Wu (York University, Canada, IEEE SMC Member)

    Members:

    • Ahmed, S. Ejaz, Professor of Math & Statistics, Dean, Faculty of Math & Science, Brock University, Canada
    • Allen, Genevera, Associate Professor of Statistics, Rice University, USA
    • Cao, Jiguo, Canada Research Chair in Data Science, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    • Dai, Dao-Qing, Professor of Mathematics, Sun Yat-sen University, China    
    • DeSantis, Stacia M, Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    • Gao, Weiguo, Professor, Fudan School of Data Science,  Fudan University, China
    • Gel, Yulia, Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
    • Li, Dongmei, Associate Professor, University of Rochester, USA
    • Li, Liang, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
    • Lin, Zhouchen, Professor of Machine Intelligence, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, China        
    • Ma, Ping, Professor of Statistics, University of Georgia, USA
    • Peng, Jiming, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston, USA
    • Thiébaut, Rodolphe, Professor and Deputy Director,  the INSERM U897 “Epidemiology & Biostatistics” research centre and professor in Public Health / Biostatistics at the University of Bordeaux, France
    • Wang, Yu-Ping, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, USA
    • Wu, Yichao, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    • Xiong, Momiao, Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    • Xing, Qiu, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, USA.
    • Zhang, Kai, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    • Zhao, Yichuan, Professor of Statistics, Georgia State University, USA
  • Committee for Peer-Reviewed Track

    Chair:

    • Ordonez, Carlos(University of Houston, USA)

    Co Chair:

    • Yaseen, Ashraf (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA)
  • Local Organizing Committee

    Co-Chairs:

    • Yaseen, Ashraf (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA)
    • Xiong, Momiao(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA)
  • Award Committee

    Co-Chairs:

    • Miao, Hongyu (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA)
    • Yamal, Jose-Miguel  (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA)
  • Publication Committee

    Co-Chairs:

    • Bao, Weidong IEEE Contact (National University of Defense Technology, China)
    • Meng, Deyu (Xi'an Jiaotong University, China) 
    • Zhu, Xiaomin (National University of Defense Technology)

Sponsorship

Gold - $6,000
  • Two 5x2' tables + 4 chairs
  • 8 registration tickets
  • 8 parking validations each day
  • Company banner display
  • Organization's name & logo in print on a shared 7x2 pop up banner
  • Logo on BigDIA Program
  • Logo on BigDIA website
Silver - $4,000
  • One 5' table + 2 chairs
  • 5 registration tickets
  • 5 parking validations each day
  • Company banner display
  • Organization's name (no logo) in print on a shared 7x2 pop up banner
  • Logo on BigDIA Program
  • Logo on BigDIA website
Bronze - $2,000
  • One cocktail style table
  • 3 registration tickets
  • 3 parking validations each day
  • Organization's name in print on a shared 7x2 pop up banner and BigDIA Program
  • Logo on BigDIA website

Travel & Lodging

Conference Venue

BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) Building,

Rice University
6500 Main Street
Houston, TX  77030

Lodging Information

Note, this is a busy time of year with several large events being held in Houston. Please make your hotel reservations early!

Hilton

A discounted rate $149.00 for a standard room is currently available until November 20th 2018, or until sold out, whichever comes first.  This is a limited room block, so make your reservation today.

Group Code: BIG

Hilton Hotel-Medical Center (0.2 miles away)

6633 Travis St Houston TX 77030

Phone: (713) 313-4000

Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

William P. Hobby Airport

Visitor Parking

Paid visitor parking is located in a parking garage beneath the BRC. All parking can be accessed by credit card. Use the same credit card to exit at the end of the day. All-day parking costs $12. For additional information go to Parking for Visitors.

Campus Shuttle Service

Shuttle busses pick up and drop off at bus shelters and marked bus stops (red circles on above map) every 10 minutes. For additional details see Campus Bus Routes. Rice shuttles can be tracked on your computer at and on your iPhone or Andriod. The app allows faster loading of the route map, viewing all the buses on the routes and their locations in real time. The buses are color coded to enable the passengers to identify the buses with colored bus symbols.

Transportation from Hotels

All hotels offer free shuttles that will drop you off at the Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative. Please arrange shuttle service with the hotel well in advance of when you need it.

Limo and Cab Service

Limo Service

Merlo’s Limousines & Charters
Phone: 866-367-5466
Email: Reservations@merloscharters.com

Taxi Service

Yellow Cab 713-236-1111
Fiesta Cab713-225-2666
United Cab 713-699-0000

Uber also operates in Houston.