Office Hours: 10-11am Mon/Wed, or by appointment
This course is an introduction to advanced research topics in
Internet-scale data management, addressing the relevant theoretical
foundations, methods, and tools from a wide spectrum, including (i)
large-scale distributed information management; (ii) data and text
mining techniques and algorithms; and (iii) data privacy and security
issues in large-scale Internet systems.
The course grading policy is as follows: 20% Proposal, 50% Final Project Deliverable (Paper + Poster), 30% Assignments. Refer to your course syllabus for more details.
- Project proposal: Due September 28, 2010 11:59pm. Your proposal should be around 5 pages, single column, normal fonts, normal margins. See the syllabus for specific questions we expect to see addressed as well as this brief presentation.
During most weeks, I will present an overview of the week's topics
during the first half of class on Tuesday. The remaining time each week
will be devoted to intense paper discussion.
You should check the schedule often, as it is in flux.
August 31 / September 2: Introduction to the course, administrivia,
September 7 / 9: MapReduce
September 14 / 16: Link Analysis
September 21 / 23: Text/Web/Blog Mining
September 28 / 30: Communities
October 5 / 7: Social Media
October 12 / 14: Real-Time Web
October 19 / 21: Duplicate Detection
October 26 / 28: Guest Lectures on Visualizing Large Datasets
November 2 / 4: Social Spam
November 9 / 11: Geography and the Social Web
November 16 / 18: Influence in Social Information Networks
November 23: Short Text
November 30 / December 2
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