Tutorial 1.B - Data Science: Making sense out of Big Data


Presenters:

Yael Villa,
Ph.D., Distinguish Engineer, CTO RSA Israel. RSA, the Security Division of EMC.
Alon Kaufman, Ph.D., Head of Research and Innovation, RSA Israel CTO group. RSA, the Security Division of EMC.


Tutorial Abstract

Everyone is talking about BIG DATA, but what can one really do with BIG DATA? How can you make BIG DATA work for your corporate? Here is where Data Science comes to play, making sense out of the BIG DATA, and moreover turning data in business solutions delivering real ROI. Data Science is an emerging new discipline estimated to be one of the most required future professions. In this tutorial we will cover the reason for the rising need of data scientists, what data science is and go over some basic concepts of the Data Science analysis cycle – which it what drives the data analysis process to deliver  ROI to businesses. The tutorial will cover also several proven examples.
Both speakers, Dr. Villa and Dr. Kaufman, have led and performed data science projects in many vertical and business domains, as well as being affiliated to academic institutes teaching course related to the topic.

 

Biographies

 

Yael Villa, Ph.D., Distinguish Engineer, CTO RSA Israel. RSA, the Security Division of EMC.
Dr. Villa has held the CTO position at RSA based in Israel since 2007. Her role spans responsibility for both the technological leadership of RSA’s predictive analytics products as well as customer delivery. Yael is recognized within the industry as a data science expert with lots of data mining and machine learning experience. Yael also teaches statistics and methodology for graduate students at Tel Aviv University and the Academic college of Tel Aviv Yaffo.
Dr.  Villa holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics from Tel Aviv University.

 

Alon Kaufman, Ph.D., Head of Research and Innovation, RSA Israel CTO group. RSA, the Security Division of EMC.

Dr. Kaufman is a seasoned data scientist and currently leading data science projects within RSA and EMC. Prior to joining RSA, he held several managerial and research positions in Israeli hi-tech companies, dealing with various aspects of data sciences. Alon is currently affiliated to the Tel Aviv University Business School where he teaches courses in Data Mining for Marketing. Dr. Kaufman holds a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience and Machine Learning from the Hebrew University and an MBA from the Tel Aviv University.