Open House: 2:00-4:00pm
Location:465 Soda Hall
Faculty: Alexander Bayen, Armando Fox, Michael Franklin, Ken Goldberg, Michael Jordan, Anthony Joseph, Randy Katz, David Patterson, Scott Shenker and Ion Stoica
The AMPLab is addressing new challenges and opportunities in Big Data analytics. We are developing the Berkeley Data Analytics System (BDAS): a new data analysis software stack integrating machine learning and data analytics at scale (Algorithms), cloud and cluster computing (Machines) and crowdsourcing (People) to make sense of massive data. Among our current efforts are: a new generation of scalable machine learning algorithms, data management tools for large-scale and heterogeneous datasets, datacenter-friendly programming models, hybrid human/machine query answering systems, and an improved computational infrastructure. We work with application partners on campus and elsewhere to test out these ideas and real-world scenarios on real data sets. Current applications include cancer genomics, real-time traffic sensing and prediction, urban planning, and crowd-sourced information and opinion gathering. AMPLab is sponsored in part by a group of 19 leading technology companies who participate in the work and provide guidance, industry insight, and use cases.