Big Data Meeting at AAAS

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is hosting a meeting that will discuss several new federal efforts relating to big data. The meeting is is today from 2-3:45pm and there will be live webcast.

Participants include

  • John Holdren, Assistant to the President and Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation
  • Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Marcia McNutt, Director, United States Geological Survey
  • William Brinkman, Director, Department of Energy Office of Science
  • Zach Lemnios, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, Department of Defense
  • Kaigham “Ken” Gabriel, Deputy Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Daphne Koller, Stanford University (machine learning and applications in biology and education)
  • James Manyika, McKinsey & Company (Co-author of major McKinsey report on Big Data)
  • Lucila Ohno-Machado, UC San Diego (NIH’s “Integrating Data for Analysis, Anonymization, and Sharing” initiative)
  • Alex Szalay, Johns Hopkins University (Big Data for astronomy)
Update: Some more information from the White House itself.
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