Big Data Seminar

Big Data and Faster Research

(Cracking) Big Data and Faster Research
(a HSG researcher special event)

If you ask ...

Are there ways to increase my „speed of discovery“? 

Is Big Data relevant for my research? 

Do I have the time, resource or know-how to use it?

… then we will present you with new perspectives in this special event. SWITCHengines was developed for the needs of Swiss Researchers and is currently enhanced in the SCALE-UP project mandated by Swiss universities.

The event addresses those who are looking for better compute and storage infrastructure. We will also show you new hot Big Data use cases, developed at HSG and ZHAW. We encourage you to bring your own device to the event and start researching right there.

Due to the interactive nature of the second part, max. 30 Qualified HSG-researchers are invited to attend on a first come, first serve basis. Register here…

Computational Social Science Workshop

This is a joint workshop with the University of Konstanz.

Organizers: Ulrik Brandes, Juan-Pablo Ortega, Winfried Pohlmeier, Anthony Strittmatter

February 9, 2017, at University of Konstanz, Room V1001:

15:15-16:00: Karsten Donnay, Integrating Conflict Event Data

16:00-16:45: David Schoch, FIFA-artiges Ranking für Vereinsmannschaften

16:45-17:15: Break + Coffee

17:15-18:45: Ralph Hertwig, Nudge or boost - Policy Interventions that Behavioral Science Evidence Informs


December 20, 2016, at University of St. Gallen, Room 01-103:

15:15-16:00: Lyudmila Grigoryeva, Reservoir computing: Forecasting and filtering of financial time series

16:00-16:45: Dennis Herhausen and Jochen Wulff, Preventing firestorms in social media - An analysis of company response strategies on Facebook

16:45-17:00: Michael Denzler, Introduction of the Big Data Club of the University St. Gallen

17:00-18:00: Break + Apéro

18:00-18:45: Thomas Epper, Preference heterogeneity and allocation choices

18:45-19:30: Sven Kosub, Opinion dynamics based on cognitive consistency


Computational Social Science Workshop

This is a joint workshop with the University of Konstanz.

June 2nd 2016, at University of St. Gallen, Room 01-104:

Organizers: Juan-Pablo Ortega, Anthony Strittmatter

15:00-15:45: Winfried Pohlmeier, Portfolio Regularization in High Dimensional Settings

16:45-15:30: Lorenzo Camponovo, Bootstrap Inference for Adaptive Lasso Estimators

16:30-17:15: Nils Weidmann, Digital Discrimination: Political Bias in Internet Service Provision across Ethnic Groups

17:15-18:15: Break + Apéro

18:15-19:00: Sebastian Schutte, Toward a Likelihood Statistic for Agent-Based Models

19:00-19:45: Lukas Schmid, Historical and Administrative Data in the Big Data Revolution

July 7-8th, 2016, at University of Konstanz:

Organizers: Ulrik Brandes, Winfired Pohlmeier

Thursday, July 7, Room P602:

15:15-16:00: Juan-Pablo Ortega, Reservoir Computing: A Big Data Compatible Machine Learning Paradigm

16:00-16:45: Ulrik Brandes, Multivariate Network Positions

16:45-17:15: Coffee Break

17:15-18:00: Jaan Masso, The Potential of Big Data for Migration Research: Internet Data and Mobile Positioning

18:00-18:45: Juergen Pfeffer, Challenges Arising from Studying Large-Scale Socio-Cultural Systems

Friday, July 8, Room A704:

8:30-9:15: Rosa Lillo Roderiguez and Lara Quijano-Sanchez, The BIG Case: A Support System for Client Capture Applied to Social Media and Financial Networks

9:15-10:00: Anthony Strittmatter, The VW Emission Scandal and Used Car Offer Prices in Online Auctions

10:00-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30-11:15: Curtis Signorino, A Second-Best Solution to the Heckman Selection Problem

11:15-12:00: Daniel Keim, Using Visual Analytics to Explore Big Data