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Microblogs Data Management Systems: Querying, Analysis, and Visualization [Tutorial 3]

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (10:30am - 12:00pm)

Abstract: Microblogs data, e.g., tweets, reviews, news comments, and social media comments, has gained considerable attention in recent years due to its popularity and rich contents. Nowadays, microblogs applications span a wide spectrum of interests, including analyzing events and users activities and critical applications like discovering health issues and rescue services. Consequently, major research efforts are spent to manage, analyze, and visualize microblogs data to support different applications. In this tutorial, we give a 1.5 hours overview about microblogs data management, analysis, visualization, and systems. The tutorial gives a comprehensive review for research on core data management components to support microblogs queries at scale. This includes system-level issues and on-going work on supporting microblogs data through the rising wave of big data systems. In addition, the tutorial reviews research on microblogs data analysis and visualization. Through its different parts, the tutorial highlights the challenges and opportunities in microblogs data research.

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Mohamed F. Mokbel is an associate professor at University of Minnesota. His current research interests focus on database systems, GIS, and big spatial data. His research work has been recognized by five best paper awards and by the NSF CAREER award 2010. Mohamed is/was General co-chair of SSTD 2011, Program co-chair of ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2008-2010, and IEEE MDM 2011, 2014, Tutorial co-chair for ICDE 2014, and Sponsorship Co-Chair for ACM SIGMOD 2015-2016. He is in the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Database Systems, VLDB Journal, ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, and GeoInformatica. Mohamed has held various visiting positions at Microsoft Research-Redmond and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mohamed is a founding member of ACM SIGSPATIAL and is currently serving as an elected chair of ACM SIGSPATIAL for the term 2014-2017. For more information, please visit:

Amr Magdy is a fifth year Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota. He received his M.Sc. at the same department in 2013. His main research interest is microblogs data management. He has been selected as a finalist for Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship 2014-2016 for his work in microblogs research and has been awarded the University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in 2015 for his dissertation focus on microblogs. His research work on microblogs has been incubated by Bing GeoSpatial team and has been selected among best papers in ICDE 2014. During his PhD, he has collaborated with Microsoft Research in Redmond in joint research on microblogs from which they got three publications and working on the fourth. Amr is also the main architect and developer for Taghreed system; the first holistic system for microblogs data management. Amr has published extensively in the area of microblogs data in top research venues, including IEEE ICDE, ACM SIGSPATIAL, IEEE TKDE, and IEEE MDM.

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