CDDA Spring 2013 Workshop & IAB Meeting


Industry and university leaders will gather to share information on recent technological developments in the fields of data development and analysis. Dr. Dennis Assanis, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stony Brook University, and Dr. Benjamin Hsiao, Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University will welcome visitors to this 1.5 day workshop. Along with Rutgers University, Stony Brook University is part of this National Foundation Industry/University Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CDDA).Taking place at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), the goals of the workshop are to: 1) discuss CDDA’s vision and strategies; 2) inform current and prospective members of opportunities and benefits; 3) present 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 CDDA operations; and 5) obtain NSF guidance on future research and workshops.

Workshop Organization

CDDA 2013 workshop

Faculty, scientists, industry professionals, students, and NSF representatives conclude the first day of information sharing at the 2013 Spring Workshop.

Assessment of this year’s workshop will determine future meeting content and has the ability to transform research methodology. One of the most important expected outcomes of the IAB meeting is determining attendee interest in proposed research for the coming year. LIFE evaluation forms will be distributed that ask attendees to rate presentations based on research quality and funding interest. Based on feedback provided on the LIFE forms, recommendations for future research and presentations will be formulated.

CDDA’s Directors, Dr. Arie Kaufman from Stony Brook University, and Dr. Dimitris Metaxas from Rutgers University, will present CDDA’s goals, vision, and value for industry and government partners. They will highlight each of their institutions capabilities that support CDDA. Presenters from the private sector include an M&A Strategy Officer and a Research Officer from CA Technologies. Presenters from Yahoo Labs and the federal government have also been invited. This year’s presentations and poster sessions focus on the areas of image informatics, data integrity, probabilistic modeling, and knowledge acquisition. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour Stony Brook University’s Virtual Reality Lab, Augmented Reality Lab, Reality Deck, and Web Accessibility Lab & Data Center.

Workshop and IAB Logistics

The Stony Brook University CDDA team, under the supervision of Dr. Arie Kaufman, CDDA Director, and Dr. Rong Zhao, CDDA Deputy Director, worked with other CDDA team members, students and industry collaborators to ensure that the goals of the workshop are met.

Find the Agenda here.


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, March 13, 2013 to Thursday, March 14, 2013


12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 8:15 am to 4:00 pm