Wed, Feb 16, 2011 @ 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Dieter Gawlick, Oracle
Talk Title: Classification based data base management
Abstract: Patient care - as IT support in other domains - is typically managed by several incompatible programs in terms of their data models and semantics. These programs are focused on specific situation and give doctors a limited view at patient data. The IT technology, however, has evolved to a point that it is now possible to develop a generic patient care application that manages all patient data for all situations requiring none or little domain specific procedural code. This application provides also a framework for capturing medical knowledge. With this knowledge the application is able to extract in real time medically relevant information from data, even if the extraction is outside of the medical expertise of a doctor or if the extraction is outside of the capability of the human brain. By transforming (quantitative) data into (qualitative) information, applications adjust to the way humans absorb and use information. Provisioning - covering data, information, and knowledge - ensures that the fuzziness of qualitative information is always backed by the precision of quantitative data. This approach depends heavily on the classification of data and the management of these classifications; it also requires a new look at event processing, which is used as a major underlying technology.
Biography: Dieter is an architect in Oracle's database division; he has developed key concepts for high-end OLTP, storage management, messaging, workflow, and information dissemination. He is currently focusing on the evolution of data base based event processing, history management, and provenance. He has written numerous papers and served in numerous program committees. Before joining Oracle, he worked at IBM, Ahmdahl (Fujitsu), and Digital (HP).
Talk will be held between 3:30 - 4:30 pm, followed by reception at 4:30 pm
Host: Prof. Shahram Ghandeharizadeh
Location: RRI 101
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Kanak Agrawal