Speaker: Lukasz Golab, University of Waterloo

Title: Rethinking data


For many researchers, energy data analytics involves numeric time series data, perhaps coming from the smart grid, smart meters or smart homes. In this talk, I will discuss these and other data sets that are critical in the context of energy systems and sustainability, including metadata, text and social media. I will present several motivating examples and explain the technical challenges in obtaining and extracting actionable insight from these data sets.


Lukasz Golab is a faculty member in the Management Sciences department at the University of Waterloo. Previously he was a Senior Member of Research Staff at AT&T Labs. He obtained a BSc in computer science from the University of Toronto in 2001, and a PhD in computer science from the University of Waterloo in 2006, winning the Alumni Gold Medal for top PhD graduate. He is a co-inventor of three US patents and a co-author of over 50 research articles on various aspects of large-scale data management, including data stream management systems, data stream warehousing, data quality, and data analytics for sustainability.