Thomas Anthony, director of the UAB Big Data Lab, will present an overview of the lab and its associated platforms and technology at the February meeting of the IEEE Computer Society. Thomas Anthony

Anthony will speak Thursday, Feb. 12, at the IEEE meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Business & Engineering Complex, Room 154.

Anthony's talk will provide information about new computing technologies such as MapReduce, Hadoop, Pig and Spark, which are being used in business analytics and insights.

UAB Big Data Lab

The mission of the UAB Big Data Lab is to make infrastructure and software supporting state-of-the-art tools such as MapReduce, Hadoop, Pig and Spark available; to support a broad base of data analysis applications across UAB’s medical and other research centers; to provide core capability for the leveraging of genomic, microbiome and pathological images in the support of personalized medicine; to provide big data analytics services to a campus-wide community of researchers; to pursue cutting-edge research within the data science space in collaboration with advanced industrial collaborators; to establish an innovation incubator for big data analytics research, support and skill-building at UAB.

Thomas Anthony

Anthony is director of the Big Data Research and Analytics Lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UAB. His research interests include big data analytics for brain mapping using magnetic resonance imaging, high-performance and high-throughput computation for scientific applications and simulation of wireless sensor networks. He has extensive expertise in scientific computing systems development and management.

His current projects are funded by pilot grants from the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Institute of Health for the detection of Parkinson’s Disease using imaging and by a compute allocation grant from the National Institute for Computational Sciences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is also part of Research Computing at UAB IT, which is tasked with developing and maintaining the high performance computing system at UAB. He also teaches courses in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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