Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Center for Research in Exploratory Data and Information Analysis

Events & Workshops

From Data to Knowledge:
Exploring Industrial, Scientific, and Commercial Databases

Tuesday, March 4, 2003
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Campus Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

This workshop will bring together decision-makers, scientists, and engineers who routinely perform data analysis tasks with researchers who develop exploratory data analysis technology. The workshop will help establish and expand communications among the commercial, industrial and academic sectors; and will identify key directions for advancing data analysis technology. The program will include:

  • Tutorials on the major concepts and current state of the art in Exploratory Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery in Databases
  • Domain and/or technology specific breakout sessions with open group discussions. In these sessions we will identify the critical needs of those who routinely generate and analyze large complex data sets
  • Posters and demonstrations of on-going research activities

Who should attend:

  • Decision-makers who would like to learn more about the benefits and techniques of knowledge discovery
  • Scientists and data analysts wishing to expand their knowledge of statistical, computational, and visual tools and techniques
  • IT Managers looking for new ways to manage and analyze their data
  • IT Producers interested in learning about cutting edge research in exploratory data analysis and management


8:30 - 9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome, Overview and Goals of Workshop
Drs. Matthew Ward and Carolina Ruiz, WPI
9:30 -10:00 Introduction to Data Mining
Dr. Carolina Ruiz, WPI Computer Science Department
10:00 - 10:30 Statistical Issues in Exploratory Data Analysis
Dr. Jayson Wilbur, WPI Math Department
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:20 Data Management and Warehousing Issues to Support Data Analysis
Dr. Elke Rundensteiner, WPI Computer Science Department
11:20 - 11:50 An Overview of Exploratory Data Visualization
Dr. Matthew Ward, WPI Computer Science Department
11:50 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:30 Research Presentations
2:30 - 3:15 Posters and demonstrations over cookies and coffee
3:15 - 4:15 Break-out groups based on domains and/or technologies
4:15 - 4:30 Wrap-up, Challenges, and Future Directions
Drs. Matthew Ward and Carolina Ruiz, WPI

A networking reception for all attendees immediately follows the Workshop.


To register, please download the registration form (PDF), complete it and send it to the address provided on the form. Fees are as follows:

  • Pre-register by February 18, 2003 - $80
  • Late or at-door registration - $100

For more information, fill out an inquiry form, e-mail us at credia-workshop@wpi.edu or call us at 508-831-5670.

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Center for Research in Exploratory Data and Information Analysis - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Phone: +1-508-831-5670 - Fax: +1-508-831-5776 - credia@wpi.edu