Data Analytics Research Workshop (11w2167)


(University of Alberta)

(NSERC BIN/University of Toronto)

Annette Mayer (University of Toronto)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Data Analytics Research Workshop" from May 27 to 29, 2011.

The Data Analytics Workshop will bring together researchers and students from seven Canadian universities to further research in four key areas: strategy and policy management, capitalizing on document assets, adaptive data cleaning and data integration. The workshop will provide an in-depth review of the research underway in the NSERC Business Intelligence Network, a national network currently completing two of a five year research program. The goal of the workshop is to ensure that all researchers are aware of the results obtained to date, and to identify challenges and potential new directions for the remaining three years of the network. rnrnThe goal of NSERC BIN is to create an innovation platform for pre-competitive research in Business Intelligence in Canada. NSERC BIN aims to enhance Canadian business competitiveness through the development of intelligent data management and decision-making solutions. The research team consists of 15 investigators at seven universities (University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Carleton University, Dalhousie University, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto and University of Waterloo). Investigators are working in partnership with researchers at a number of organizations including SAP, IBM, iAnywhere, Palomino and Zerofootprint. Over fifty-five graduate students and post-docs are involved in the network. The research program of the NSERC BI Network was reviewed for scientific excellence by both NSERC and an external panel of international experts.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).