Big Data, Visualization & Modeling - Tools & Techniques

Big Data, Visualization & Modeling - Tools & Techniques

14 Feb 2017, 11:30 - 13:00

Conference Room 26B

The explosive growth in volumes of measured and modeled data creates significant challenges.  This session will provide examples of recent developments in tools and techniques in support of data management, data fusion and data assimilation which support the effective use and interpretation of large spatial and temporal data sets.

Chaired by: Harry Kolar, IBM Research Distinguished Engineer; Rob Fatland, Director of Cloud & Data Solutions, University of Washington; Ed Kearns, Project Director - Big Data Partnership, NOAA

Confirmed presentations:

Data Management on the Public Cloud
Rob Fatland, Director of Cloud & Data Solutions, University of Washington

Machine Vision based Data Segmentation and Automation for Subsea
Michael Flynn, Chief Technology Officer, Cathx Ocean

Scalable Processing and Visualization Tools for Large Datasets
Ryan Thomas, Technical Director, OARS-HPSG

The Fusion of Observed and Calculated Seafloor Information through the Correlation of Video and Image Databases with Multibeam Derived Datasets
Chris Malzone, General Manager, QPS

Program subject to change

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  • Rob Fatland


    Director of Cloud & Data Solutions

    University of Washington

    Rob Fatland is the University of Washington Director of Cloud and Data Solutions. He works to enable research computing both within the cloud context...

  • Ed Kearns


    Project Director - Big Data Partnership


    Dr Ed Kearns is leading NOAA’s Big Data Partnership activities in the Office of the CIO.  Ed earned B.S. degrees in Physics & Marine Science from the...

  • Harry Kolar


    Distinguished Engineer

    IBM Research

    Dr Harry Kolar is an IBM Distinguished Engineer concentrating on sensor-based solutions in IBM Research with a focus on environmental monitoring and...

  • Michael Flynn


    Chief Technology Officer

    Cathx Ocean

    Michael is a mechanical engineer by qualification. He has over 15 years’ experience in Technology management. Prior to the subsea business Michael...

  • Chris Malzone


    General Manager

    QPS Inc

    Chris Malzone is the General Manager for Quality Positioning Services, Inc. Chris has an MS in Oceanography/ Geology and has worked in hydrography...

  • Ryan Thomas


    Technical Director / Marine Geoscientist


    With an education in Marine Geology and Geophysics from Michigan State and Texas A&M Universities, and 17 years working in the marine survey...

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