June 28 (Day 1)
9:15–10:15 Keynote 1

Room A+B

What’s So Special about Big Learning - a Distributed Systems Perspective
Phillip Gibbons

Computer Science Department / Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

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Phillip Gibbons is a Professor in the Computer Science Department and the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. Prior to joining CMU, Gibbons was a researcher at Bell Laboratories and Intel Research Pittsburgh, and co-director of the Intel Science and Technology Center for Cloud Computing. His research areas include big data, parallel computing, distributed systems, databases, and computer architecture. His publications span systems and theory, and have been cited 15,000+ times with an h-index of 63. He is founding Editor-in-Chief for the ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing, an Associate Editor for the Journal of the ACM, and has served as program or area chair for a number of conferences in parallel/distributed computing, sensor networks, and databases. Gibbons is both an ACM and IEEE Fellow.

June 29 (Day2)
9:00–10:00 Keynote 2

Room A+B

Power of Big Data - from Commercial Profits to Societal Benefits -
Masaru Kitsuregawa

National Institute of Informatics / University of Tokyo, Japan


Masaru Kitsuregawa received his Information Engineering Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1983. Since then he joined the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, and is currently a professor. He is also a professor at Earth Observation Data Integration & Fusion Research Initiative of the University of Tokyo since 2010. He also serves Director General of National Institute of Informatics since 2013. Dr. Kitsuregawa's research interests include Database Engineering, and he had been principal researcher of Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology, MEXT Grant-in-Aids Program for "Info-Plosion", and METI's Information Grand Voyage Project. He had served President of Information Processing Society of Japan from 2013 to 2015. He served as a committee member for a number of international conferences, including ICDE Steering Committee Chair. He is an IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, IEICE Fellow and IPSJ Fellow, and he won ACM SIGMOD E.F.Codd Contriutions Award, Medal with Purple Ribbon, 21st Century Invention Award, and C&C Prize.