Big Data and Map Reduce


Thursday, October 22, 2015 



University of Cincinnati (see below for directions)


5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social


6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. –  Adriaticos Pizza


6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. –  Presentation


No charge, reservations are required



Big Data is changing the way businesses operate and opening new areas of research and commerce.  Dr. Talaga will be giving an overview of what Big Data is, what software systems are used, and some CS concepts that have facilitated Big Data.  He will be discussing Apache Hadoop, Map/Reduce,  Apache Spark, as well as doing some demonstrations of these systems.


Dr. Paul Talaga is an Assistant Professor-Educator in the School of Computing Sciences and Informatics within the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati.  His research focuses on data locality in geographically distributed web systems, cloud security, evolutionary/neural network-based AI systems in relation to robotics, and the petegogy of computer science at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Dr. Talaga obtained dual bachelors of arts degrees in Computer Science and Math from St. Lawrence University in 2003, followed by a MS and PhD in Computer and Information Science from Syracuse University in 2012.


Pizza, water and soft drinks will be provided.


University of Cincinnati, Old Chemistry Building- room 527 (West Campus)

2855 Campus Way, Cincinnati OH 45221.  Located off Clifton Ave (McMicken Cir)  The Old Chemistry building is located to the left (north) of Baldwin Hall.

Parking is best from the Woodside Garage, adjacent to the Library- entrance is off of MLK Drive directly across from Burnet Woods Drive.

RESERVATIONS:  Please use this link as our local website is experiencing issues.

Reservations close at midnight on Tuesday October 20, 2015.

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Tuesday October 20, 2015

Reservations are required for this meeting.

PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses.  Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

Future Meetings:

December 3, 2015:  Intellectual Property:  Patent Law, Application Process

January 28, 2016:  eBee Drones

February 25, 2016:  Wearable Technology

March 23, 2016

April 28, 2015:  UC and Miami Univ. Senior Project Presentation