Keynote Speakers

Geoffrey Charles FoxDistinguished Professor of Computer Science and Informatics, Indiana University, ACM Fellow, APS Fellow
Talk Title: Big Data Standardization

Bio: Fox received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and is now distinguished professor of Informatics and Computing, and Physics at Indiana University where he is director of the Digital Science Center and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the School of Informatics and Computing.  He previously held positions at Caltech, Syracuse University and Florida State University. He has supervised the PhD of 64 students and published over 600 papers in physics and computer science with an hindex of 61 and over 19500 citations. He currently works in applying computer science to Bioinformatics, Defense, Earthquake and Ice-sheet Science, Particle Physics and Chemical Informatics. He is principal investigator of FutureGrid – a facility to enable development of new approaches to computing. He is involved in several projects to enhance the capabilities of Minority Serving Institutions.

Xiaodong Zhang Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Ohio State University, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow

Talk Title: TBD

Bio: Dr Xiaodong Zhang is the Robert M. Critchfield Professor in Engineering and Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Ohio State University. His research interests focus on data management in computer, networking and distributed systems. He has made strong efforts to transfer his academic research into advanced technology to impact production systems. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award in 2011. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of ACM.