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The Hawaii Big Data Summer School

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Hawai`i Big Data Summer School 2019


The Hawai`i Big Data Summer School is a week-long series of mini-courses on the latest Big Data platforms and technology jointly organized by the Department of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa and PCATT. The mini-courses will cover both the conceptual framework of the different big data platforms as well as hands-on usage of those platforms. The emphasis will be on the technology to manage and analyze very large and complex data sets. The mini-courses will be taught by leading industry experts on the respective technology. The successful participant will be able to

  • Understand the different kinds of big data technologies and platforms available today
  • Compare and choose a big data technology and platform suitable for their requirements
  • Actually use different big data technology to manage and analyze data
  • Explain the big data tools and technology choices to their organization

Who is the Big Data Summer School for?

  • IT professionals dealing with big data
  • Data Scientists and Researchers dealing with big data
  • IT-savvy Business Analysts dealing with big data


  • able to install and setup software on your laptops
  • some experience with programming

Schedule (Tentative)

Mon Keynote 1: Analytics of Things – Changing Your World Through Big Data

Todd Walter, Chief Technologist, Teradata.

Keynote 2

Big Data Platform Overview

Tue Spark (the new Hadoop)

SQL-on-Hadoop (including Spark SQL)

Wed  NoSQL (document & column-family databases)
Thu Graph data processing (Graph analytics and databases)

Log Analytics

Fri Machine Learning on Big Data

Big Spatial Data

Keynote Speakers (tentative)

Todd Walter is the Chief Technologist for Teradata. With substantive expertise in big data, database engineering and systems architecture, he works closely with Teradata customers, colleagues, and alliance partners to evaluate and prioritize initiatives — and implement data strategy and analytics. As a pragmatic visionary, Walter helps customer business analysts as well as technologists better understand all of the astonishing possibilities of big data and analytics in view of emerging as well as existing capabilities of information infrastructures. Todd works with organizations of all sizes and levels of experience, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies at the leading edge of adopting big data, data warehouse and analytics technologies. Walter has been with Teradata for more than 30 years, contributing significantly to Teradata’s unique design features and functionality. He holds more than a dozen Teradata patents and is a Teradata Fellow, the highest technical award granted by the company. Todd served for more than ten years as Chief Technical Officer of Teradata Labs, responsible for vision, strategy and technical leadership of the Teradata product line before taking on his current strategic consulting role.


$2,500 (Early bird for academic and government)
$2,600 (Regular rate for academic and government)
$2,949 (Corporate rate)

Tuition does NOT include travel and accommodation.



Venue & Accommodations



  • Michael J. Carey, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine
    • Bio: Michael J. Carey received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979, 1981, and 1983, respectively. He is currently a Bren Professor of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where he leads the AsterixDB project, and a Consulting Architect at Couchbase, Inc. Before joining UCI in 2008, Dr. Carey worked at BEA Systems for seven years and led the development of BEA’s AquaLogic Data Services Platform product for virtual data integration. He also spent a dozen years teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, five years at the IBM Almaden Research Center working on object-relational databases, and a year and a half at e-commerce platform startup Propel Software during the infamous 2000-2001 Internet bubble. Dr. Carey is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of the ACM SIGMOD E.F. Codd Innovations Award. His current interests all center around data-intensive computing and scalable data management (a.k.a. Big Data).
  • Lipyeow Lim, Department of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
    • Bio: Lipyeow Lim received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University in 1998, 1999, and 2004 respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) where he works on various big data and analytics projects from analyzing Hawaiian language documents to renewable energy applications. He is also a short term consultant at the World Bank specializing in social protection applications. Prior to joining UHM, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center where he worked on query optimization in IBM DB2 and Infosphere Streams products.
  • Alice Li Hagan, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Outreach College
    • Bio: Alice Li Hagan is the Director of Professional Programs at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Outreach College. Born in Hong Kong, she earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Canada. Alice has provided leadership for professional development programs at UHM for the past 10 years. Her international experience includes developing a joint training program with the World Bank. She has also worked with organizations in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and China. In Hawaii, she has developed diverse training partnerships with the financial institutions, healthcare facilities, and the military installations.