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Lecture/Seminar Summer Institute for Big Data 2013-08-19 09:30:00


We are witnessing an exponential increase in the amount of data we generate to the point where our ability to process and understand data lags far behind the deluge of data we are faced with.

The unstoppable data creation is accelerated at an unthinkable rate by the billions of users of popular social networks -in the amount of time it’s taken you to read this, more than 100 hours of video content has been uploaded to YouTube!

Even if we have sufficient technologies and tools to handle large-scale data, the skills required to make use of such tools are in short supply and the learning curve is often steep. To help address this, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Victoria is hosting training focused on Big Data.

The Summer Institute for Big Data will introduce participants to some of the most advanced methods, algorithms, and tools, readily available today for analyzing, mining, and visualizing large data sets.

Leading faculty members from the University of Victoria, Dr. Alex Thomo and Dr. George Tzanetakis, will be instructors for the summer institute. The curriculum will cover:

  •  Database Analytics: SQL Analytic Functions
  • Data Mining Algorithms: Decision Trees, Bayesian Classifiers, Support Vector Machines, AdaBoost, K-means, EM, and Hierarchical Clustering, Apriori and FPTree/FPGrowth
  • Tools: Weka, RapidMiner, libSVM, Oracle, Hadoop

Each session will be supported with hands on exercises supported by the instructor and lab assistants allowing participants to practice what is being taught in the class sessions.

Related Website http://www.csc.uvic.ca/News/news_post.htm?news_item_id=128
Times 09:30:00 to 14:30:00


Sponsor Heather Croft
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Film Terence Malik's "TO THE WONDER" 2013-08-19 19:00:00



Director: Terence Malik   USA, 2013, 113 min; PG

Released less than two years after his Tree of Life epic, Terrence Malick’s film contains only a handful of important characters and a few crucial moments in their lives. Although it uses dialogue, it's dreamy and half-heard….The movie stars Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko as a couple who fall deeply, transcendently in love in France. Marina, a single mother, decides to move with her daughter to America with Neil, and the setting suddenly becomes the flatlands of Oklahoma. But differences grow between them. Neil reconnects with Jane (Rachel McAdams), an girl he was once in love with. In Oklahoma, we meet Father Quintana (Javier Bardem), a priest whose church is new and brightly lit. His faith has been challenged, and many of his statements are directed toward Jesus Christ, as a sort of former lover. As all of these relationships intertwine, Malick depicts them with deliberate beauty and painterly care. Malick, who is surely one of the most romantic and spiritual of filmmakers, appears almost naked here before his audience, a man not able to conceal the depth of his vision. –from Roger Ebert’s last movie review

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
Times 19:00:00 to 20:55:00
21:15:00 to 23:10:00


UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $3.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75






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Other Jump Start Tours 2013-08-19 11:00

Tours for students living off-campus; an introduction to services on campus, as well as the ID Centre and the Bookstore, for new UVic students

Related Website http://transition.uvic.ca/orientation/registration.html
Main Entrance
Times 11:00 to 12:30
14:00 to 15:30

Free, however please pre-register online.

Sponsor Dylan Schellenberg
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