American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Chapter Seminar
September 14, 2016

The New York Metro Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association

Is Pleased to Invite You to a Seminar On



Simon Urbanek, Ph.D.
Lead Inventive Scientist
Big Data Research
AT&T Labs


Analyzing Big Data in real life poses challenges with respect to performance, methodology and reusability. R is well known for its succinct syntax for analytic tasks as well as a plethora of tools for data analysis and visualization, but it is not always associated with scalability. In this talk, we will use examples to present R tools that allow out-of-core processing of data interfacing different back-ends including Hadoop without sacrificing the ease of use of R. We will introduce RCloud, a collaborative environment that enables sharing and scalability for teams of data scientists, featuring flexible framework for interactive visualizations and easy re-use of code and analyses.

Biographical Notes

Simon Urbanek is a Lead Inventive Scientist at AT&T Labs in Big Data Research and a member of the R Core Development Team with interests in visualization, interactive graphics, distributed computing and Big Data analytics. He is the author of numerous R packages including Rserve, rJava, multicore, iotools, iPlots, RJDBC, Cairo and many others. Simon received his Ph.D. in Statistics at the University of Augsburg in 2004.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

5:00 P.M.
Doors open at 4:30 and talk begins at 5:00 P.M.

AT&T Big Data Research
33 Thomas Street
26th floor
New York, New York 10007

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Seating is limited.
Light refreshments will be served.
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