Challenges of (BIG, small, Right) data

  • Date June 18, 2018
  • Hour 5:30 pm
  • Room GSSI Main Lecture Hall
  • Speaker Ricardo Baeza-Yates (NTENT & Northeastern University at SV)
  • Area Computer Science


Big data is trendy, but there are many possible interpretations of its real impact, as well as the opportunities, risks, and technological challenges. We will start with two key questions: can a company use big data? If so, should it? The opportunities are clear, while the challenges are many, including bias, privacy and scalability. An analysis that includes all the data pipeline process. At the end we will conclude that what is important is the right data, not big data. In fact, the real challenge today, is small data.