Dr. Mihai Budiu, a Senior Researcher in VMware’s Research Group, will present on “Hillview:  A Spreadsheet for Big Data”, as part of the Stanford DAWN Project’s seminar series.  The talk will occur on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 from 3 to 4 p.m., on campus in the Gates Computer Science Building in room 415.
 
The Hillview Project is an application for browsing and visualizing billion-row data sets.  It is cloud-based, executes in a browser, and is currently under active development.  For more information, see the project on GitHub.
 
Stanford University’s DAWN Project (“Data Analytics for What’s Next”) is a 5-year research effort to create a platform which automates Machine Learning workflow, so non-experts will be able to do high-quality analytical work.
 
Dr. Budiu received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and focuses on big data analysis & visualization, cloud computing infrastructure, and large-scale machine learning in his research within the VMware Research Group.
 
VMware – as part of its on-going collaborations with academia to support fundamental, disruptive research – is a founding sponsor of Stanford University’s DAWN Project.  VMware has also directly supported 2 of the reasearchers leading the project:  Matei Zaharia, recipient of the 2016 VMware Systems Research Award of $100,000, and Peter Bailis, recipient of a VMware Early Career Grant.