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Statistical Society of Ottawa Public Event

Issues in the Age of Big Data

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


The recent explosion of information generated by social media, online payments, and electronic health records to name just a few sources, has resulted in massive amounts of data available for analysis. Big Data has the potential to transform business, health care, scientific research, public policy, and many other areas.

Nevertheless, important questions concerning Big Data remain, such as legal and privacy implications, limitations of the conclusions that can be drawn from the analysis of such data sets, and the role of statisticians and other data scientists in this new era.

As part of the International Year of Statistics, The Statistical Society of Ottawa is hosting a public event on Tuesday, November 5th in downtown Ottawa to discuss issues related to Big Data. Highlights include a panel discussion with local experts on the promise and problems of Big Data.

The event is open to the general public.

Panellists include:

Dr. Khaled El Emam -Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information
Dr. Shirley Mills - Associate Professor School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University
Dr. Jacomo Corbo - Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Information and Performance Measurement, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
John Lawford - Executive Director and General Counsel, Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Kathryn Mills - Manager, Canada Border Services Agency

Location: Albert Street School, Room C115 
440 Albert Street, Ottawa ON
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 PM


For further information, please contact the Statistical Society of Ottawa at sso.ottawa.canada@gmail.com
or visit our website http://www.ssc.ca/en/ottawa/statistical-society-ottawa.

For information on the International year of Statistics 2013, consult http://www.statistics2013.org