CDDA Spring 2012 Workshop & IAB Meeting

Overview and Rationale

On May 9 and 10, 2012, the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University and the Center for Computational Biomedicine Imaging and Modeling (CBIM) of Rutgers University will host a day-and-a-half workshop and meeting of the IAB for current and prospective industrial members of the recently designated National Science Foundation Industry/University Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CDDA). CDDA provides a forum for industry/university cooperative research and development that advances the knowledge, understanding, and application of complex, large scale, multi-dimensional, dynamic data. During the workshop, our team, led by Professors Dimitris Metaxas (Rutgers) and Arie Kaufman (Stony Brook), will present current and future research efforts that focus on dynamic and massive data analytics. The goals of the workshop are to: 1) discuss the vision and goals of the Center; 2) inform current and prospective members about membership opportunities, benefits, and annual fees; 3) provide a status report of current research activities and ascertain the level of interest in potential new Center research activities; 4) provide a financial update on Center operations; and 5) obtain guidance from NSF personnel representing theI/UCRC program.

Workshop Organization

The most important outcome of the workshop and IAB meeting will be the determination of current and prospective members’ interest in proposed research to set the technical agenda for the coming year. The LIFE form will ask respondents to: 1) provide comments about the talk (e.g. "pros" and "cons") and 2) rate the presentation in terms of research quality and funding interest (´1´ being the highest and ´5´ being the lowest). Based on feedback provided on the LIFE forms and the recommendations made by current IAB members, the CDDA management team will ascertain the specific areas of research that interested the industrial members the most.

On the first day of this event (May 9) we will focus on research presentations and informal discussions among the participants and the second day (May 10) will feature an open roundtable discussion in which all workshop participants exchange ideas about the organization of the Center, research foci, membership structure and benefits (specifically the type and amount of intellectual property to which members will have access dependent upon level of membership), and Center expansion. In a separate closed meeting, current IAB members will finalize the bylaws and discuss other matters pertinent to the Center´s operations. Please view the workshop and meeting agenda below for more details.

Responsibilities of Center Staff and Presenters

The logistics and local activities needed to arrange for a proper venue for the workshop will be the responsibility of the Stony Brook University CDDA team under supervision of site director, Dr. Arie Kaufman, and Deputy Director, Dr. Rong Zhao. The workshop sessions and meetings will take place at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) located in the Stony Brook University Research and Development Park. The CEWIT building´s address is 1500 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040.

The draft agenda shown below includes tentative presenter assignments to each session. Project presentations will be made by researchers, students and, if appropriate, collaborators from industry. Presentation slides and other related materials will be provided to workshop participants.





Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT),
Research & Development Park at Stony Brook University
1500 Stony Brook Road,
Stony Brook,
NY 11794


Wednesday, May 9, 2012 to Thursday, May 10, 2012


8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 8:15 am to 2:30 pm