DSAA 2017 Trends and Controversies

Trends & Controversy Chairs

Philip S. Yu
Philip S. Yu
University of Illinois at Chicago , USA
Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung
Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung
National Cheng Kung University, TAIWAN

Panel Chairs

Geoff Webb
Geoff Webb
Monash University, AUSTRALIA
Bart Goethals
Bart Goethals
University of Antwerp, BELGIUM

Trends & Controversies session is one of unique highlights of DSAA conference. The T&C session invites visionary speakers to outline different insights and views about today and future of data science and advanced analytics. We believe that T&C session could bring insights from different mind-sets into the healthy development of the science and society. We expect that there will be many insightful talks about forward-thinking, big thinking, original research, critical reflection and questioning on existing theories and tools, and/or innovative insights about data science, big data, advanced analytics.

This year’s theme of T&C session is “Trust”.

In big data mining and the recent hot topic of deep learning, “Trust” seems to be one big issue. How can we trust the outcome of our mining results? How can we trust the model from deep learning would provide expected outcome in the future for practical situations? How can we trust the learning when most of the time it is conducted in a black box? When there are many approaches providing good results with better architecture or better learning parameter tuning, how can we trust it is true in general, not case by case? The trust issue goes from data collection, model built-up, tuned parameters, validation, and human interactions. While the data analytic techniques attract considerable attention, academic and industrial developments, the trends in techniques and applications related to the “trust” issues will also be discussed.

This year, we merge Trends & Controversies Talks and Panel into a single bigger session to focus on the theme “Trust”.


Dino Pedreschi
Prof. Dino Pedreschi
University of Pisa, Italy
Katharina J. Morik
Prof. Dr. Katharina J. Morik
TU Dortmund, Germany
Hsuan-Tien Lin
Prof. Hsuan-Tien Lin
National Taiwan University and Appier, Taiwan
Ying Li
Dr. Ying Li
DataSpark Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Richard D. De Veaux
Richard D. De Veaux
Williams College, USA

More to come