April 29-30: Innovation Enterprise – Social Media & Web Analytics Innovation – Simplify Digital Analytics

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The Social Media and Web Analytics Innovation conference is taking place on April 29 and 30th in San Francisco.

There will be a talk about the ways social network analysis can be applied to social media.

Using the free and open NodeXL application, it become as easy as making a pie chart to make a network chart and report.

December 8 – 10, 2014, World Bank, Washington DC: INTERNATIONAL CORRUPTION HUNTERS ALLIANCE (ICHA) – Network analysis for detecting fraud


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December 8 – 10, 2014, World Bank, Washington DC

I will speak about the value of a network perspective for the discovery of fraud and corruption in financial data at the December 9th session of the World Bank’s upcoming meeting of the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative.

“The World Bank Group’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA) brings together heads and senior officials of corruption investigating bodies and prosecuting authorities, anti-corruption experts, academics, and representatives of international organizations from over 130 countries. The 2014 meeting of the Alliance will focus on fighting corruption – and the vast illicit outflows generated by corruption – by sharing know-how and experiences in the use of both traditional and alternative corruption fighting approaches.”

All financial transactions create a network as one person transfers money from one account to another.  A list of transactions creates a web of connections with an emergent shape or pattern.  Within these patterns are key positions occupied by people with special power in the network.  Mapping these transaction networks can reveal the hidden traces of financial crime.

November 6 and 7, 2014: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) symposium on The Future of Big Data in Lincoln, Nebraska



I will speak at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) at a symposium on The Future of Big Data in Lincoln, Nebraska, on November 6 and 7, 2014.

The event will feature presentations from academia, government, and the private sector, and workshops/lectures on topics related to big data. This event is open to the public.

Students and postdoctoral researchers are welcome to attend. The event should bring together people working in the computational sciences, federal agencies, and industry experts specializing in data management, analytics, and the future of information.

Agenda: Thursday, November 6

8:30 a.m. Welcome

8:45 a.m. Tim Hesterberg, Google
9:30 a.m. Valinda Scarbro Kennedy, IBM Academic Initiative, Relationship Manager
10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Jeffrey Gerard, The Climate Corporation
11:30 a.m. Jerry Roell, John Deere
12:15 p.m. Lunch; Tsengdar Lee, Project Manager, NASA
1:30 p.m. Two Concurrent Sessions:

Ag & Natural Resources

1:30 p.m. Adina Howe, Argonne National Lab Soil Microbiome
2:15 p.m. Natalia De Leon, Wisconsin
3:00 p.m. Heuermann Reception Lecture on Future of Agriculture
3:30 p.m. Heuermann Lecture on Future of Agriculture

Physics/Engineering/Social Sciences/Libraries

1:30 p.m. Carl Lundstedt, UNL/CERN
2:15 p.m. Heidi Imker, Ullinois (Libraries)
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Marc Smith, Social Media Research Foundation

5:00–7:00 p.m. Poster Session and Reception

Friday, November 7

8:30 a.m. Adam Glynn, Emory University, and Konstantin Kashin, Harvard; Big Data and Social Sciences
9:15 a.m. Jennifer Thoegersen, UNL Data Curation Librarian
10:00 a.m. Panel with representatives from federal agencies to discuss funding opportunities:

  • Philip E. Bourne, Ph.D., Associate Director for Data Science, NIH
  • Ian Foster, Ph.D., Director of the Computation Institute & Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Lab
  • George Strawn (Director, Networking and Information Technology Research & Development; NITRD)

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speaker (Animal Sciences)

1:00 p.m. Todd Mockler, Danforth Center
1:45 p.m. Henry Neeman, HPC, University of Oklahoma
2:30 p.m. Adjourn