Friday, May 26: Pecha Kucha

PechaKucha by Simon Child from the Noun Project
20 Slides, 20 Seconds Each Don't miss the fun as presenters time their talks to their slides. Seven minutes and they're done! These presenters will be announced in the conference program. About Pecha Kucha Talks A pecha kucha is a highly visual presentation that consists of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. Presentations in this category are timed and speakers are restricted to seven minutes. These are not your typical conference presentations. Since the slides progress on a time...
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Thursday, May 25: Jennifer Clarke

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Digital Agriculture: The Midwest Big Data Hub and Global Food Security This presentation will describe the Midwest Big Data Hub and its focus on Digital Agriculture as a critical challenge for the 21st century. If the global population reaches over 9.5 billion by 2050, as expected, it is estimated that world food production must increase by 70%. Meeting these projected demands for food and feed will be a challenge while facing dwindling natural resources and climate variability. Significant adv...
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Wednesday, May 24: Daniel Reed

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Data Writ Large: Technology, Culture and Collision Big data and deep learning are the memes of the day, as we shift from a world where data was rare, precious, and expensive to one where it is ubiquitous, commonplace, and inexpensive. Massive digital data, powerful multilayer classification networks, and inexpensive hardware accelerators are bringing new data-driven approaches to discovery, challenging some long held beliefs, and illuminating old questions in new ways. Spanning our social exper...
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