Frankfurt – January 2017
Celebrating 25 years at the Goethe University Frankfurt!
Frankfurt, November 29, 2016
Today, Raik Niemann, PhD student at the Frankfurt Big Data Lab, has successfully defended his PhD thesis!
His research work is related to the research area of Big Data Management Technologies: http://www.bigdata.uni-frankfurt.de/data-management-technologies
photo: from left to right Prof. Richard Göbel, Raik Niemann, Prof. Roberto V. Zicari, Prof. Udo Kebschull
Frankfurt, November 21, 2016
Today, Sven Rill, PhD student at the Frankfurt Big Data Lab, has successfully defended his PhD thesis!
His research work is related to the Politwi project. Analyzing tweets for relevant political topics: http://www.bigdata.uni-frankfurt.de/politwi/
photo: from left to right Prof. Jörg Scheidt, Sven Rill, Prof. Roberto V. Zicari
Die Deutsche Bahn und ING-DiBa “Data Challenges” richten sich an Studenten und hat als Schwerpunkte die Themen “Zukunft der Mobilität” und “Zukunft von Finanzdaten”.
– Frankfurt, Oktober 28, 2016
Das Kick-Off-Meeting mit dem Frankfurt Big Data Lab, der Deutschen Bahn, der ING-DiBa und den an den neuesten Mobilitäts- und Banking-Trends interessierten Studenten fand am Donnerstag, 27. Oktober, statt.
Die Studenten welche den Schwerpunkt “Zukunft der Mobilität” wählten, werden nach innovativen Ideen und Lösungen auf dem Gebiet des Personentransportes suchen um das zukünftige Reisen angenehmer und efffizienter zu gestalten.
Studenten mit dem Schwerpunktthema “Zukunft von Finanzdaten” werden zukünftige Lösungen für Bankkunden suchen, damit diese einen besseren Überblick und eine leichtere Kontrolle über ihre Finanzdaten haben.
Mehr Informationen über die “Data Challenges”:
Deutsche Bahn and ING-DiBa Data Challenges ask Students to create innovative ideas for the Future of Mobility and the Future of Financial Data.
– Frankfurt, October 28, 2016
This Thursday the Frankfurt Big Data Lab kicked off together with Deutsche Bahn and ING-DiBa two Data challenges for students interested in working on the latest trends in Mobility and Banking.
Students participating in the Data Challenge “Mobility and the Future” will look for innovative ideas and solutions in the area of passenger transportation to achieve an emotional uplifting of the travel experience as an important aspect for future mobility experience.
Students participating in the Data Challenge “Future of Financial Data” will look for innovative ideas and solutions to simplify processes for bank customers and put them in control of their finances.
For more information on the Data Challenges:
Dr. Karsten Tolle received the 1st price of the 1822-University price for excellent teaching!
„1822-Universitätspreis für exzellente Lehre“
University Vice President Prof. Tanja Brühl, Dr. Irene Corvacho del Toro (3rd. Price), back Dr. Karsten Tolle (1st. Price), Prof. Bernd Grünewald (2nd. Price), University President Prof. Birgitta Wolff, Robert Restani, Chairman of the Frankfurter Sparkasse. Photo: Lecher
Dr. Karsten Tolle received the 1st price of the 1822-University price for excellent teaching!
Dr. Karsten Tolle, Computer Science, Director, Frankfurt Big Data Lab (1st. Price). Photo: Dettmar
Watch the video from the ceremony (rheinmaintv):
The Team Outliers (Rebecca Barter and Shamindra Shrotriya) from UC Berkeley have won the Geisinger Health Collider (http://www.bigdata.uni-
Among the finalists for phase 2, three teams from the Frankfurt Big Data Lab (Goethe University in Germany): Team Dr. Data (Kim Hee, Todor Ivanov), Team Data DNA (Raul Soni), Team Rocketloop (Alex Klein, Florian Reifschneider); and one from Stanford: Team Palm and Digits (PengPeng Li, Bing Wu)
Rebecca is a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley (advised by Professor Bin Yu and Professor Jasjeet Sekhon), and Shamindra is an MA student also in the Department of Statistics. For their project, Team Outliers focused on an analysis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and its association with environmental factors.
Students in the competition were given access to aggregate electronic medical record data to help Geisinger predict personalized treatment outcomes, better allocate healthcare resources, and obtain early warnings in scenarios of crisis. As the winners of the competition, Team Outliers will receive paid internships from Geisinger Health.
“This project provided us with a rare and unique opportunity to get some hands-on-experience dealing with real electronic medical record (EMR) data from Geisinger,” said Rebecca Barter from Team Outliers,”There are so many questions that one can ask of such a rich, yet typically underutilized source of data, the answers to which truly have the potential to make a difference in the field of medicine. Further, the problem of blending this EMR data from Geisinger with external environmental data presented a unique set of challenges which, together with various statistical and machine learning methods, allowed us to tackle an even broader class of questions, such as how does the weather affect pneumonia? or does the level of pollution in a neighborhood influence ones risk of developing COPD?”
Rebecca and Shamindra were interested in discovering factors that help predict whether a new patient who has been diagnosed with pneumonia might also have COPD. To achieve this goal they combined data from electronic medical records (provided by Geisinger) with publicly available data on pollution and the weather. Ultimately, they were able to construct a model to help predict undiagnosed COPD for new pneumonia patients, and also make suggestions about the types of data that Geisinger could track in the future to improve the model’s accuracy.
“Our team was delighted to read such a clean and well researched investigation,” said Dr. Nicholas Marko, Chief Data Officer at Geisinger Health of Team Outlier’s project, “Their figures were impeccable (and, more importantly, relevant), and their introduction/risk factors sections demonstrated that they really did their homework on the subject.”
Congratulations to Shamindra and Rebecca for all your hard work to win the collider!
Download the winning presentation below:
The Frankfurt Big Data Lab and ODBMS.org cooperate with the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) at UC Berkeley to enable the creation of project proposals for Big Data for the Common Good.
Creating opportunities for societal impact using Big Data
Frankfurt, Germany /Berkeley, Calif. – March 31, 2015– The Frankfurt Big Data Lab and ODBMS.org aim to support the creation of Collider project proposals for Big Data for the Common Good to be submitted to the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) at UC Berkeley, and if selected implemented at UC Berkeley within the CET Collider context.
At the heart of the UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the concept of a Collider, a place where students, researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders can “collide” to create unexpected outcomes. In this case, the outcomes include:
A Collider Project is specific type of project available to all UC Berkeley students, from undergraduate to Ph.D. and from all disciplines. Ph.D. and Post doc students at UC Berkeley may receive credit for collider projects as part of the Management of Technology Innovation Program (MTI) while undergraduate students may count this experiential project as towards the CET’s Undergraduate
“We at CET are very happy to be part of this initiative, which fits well with our overall mission and our concept of Collider projects,” said Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist and Founding Director of the CET.
Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) at UC Berkeley
- UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) equips engineers and scientists with the skills to innovate, lead and commercialize technology in the global economy.
Frankfurt Big Data Lab:
-understanding and applying technologies for Big Data-
Prof. Roberto V. Zicari, Frankfurt Big Data Lab
zicari AT dbis.cs.uni-frankfurt.de
See your Big Idea come true and present it at a brilliant TEDx event
How it works
Everything starts with you sending your project idea. Your project can deal with the aggregation or usage, the crowdsourcing or production or the visualization of data. It should fit to one of the following categories: Mobility, Environment, Culture, Common Good. Everything is welcome as long as data is involved.
Projects can be submitted until March 31th 2015. Submission can be provided by either a single persons or a team. Beginning of April a top-class jury decides which 10 ideas will be preselected. The teams are invited for a one-day-workshop in Kronberg/Taunus which will take place end of April. After presenting your idea to the jury 3 projects will be selected for the development phase.
At that stage project manager will be allocated together with experts needed to successfully execute the project during the following 12 weeks. The overall winner will join the exquisite list of inspiring TEDx speakers of that event and get the chance to present his project in a talk of his own.
Dr. Korfiatis from the Big Data Lab appeared on the latest issue of the Elektrischer Reporter – a series of technology related commentaries of the German National Broadcaster ZDF. You can watch the video here: