III: Small: Collaborative Research: Stream-based Active Mining at Scale: Non-Linear Non-Submodular Maximization

Principal Investigator: My T. Thai

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Start Date: October 15, 2019

End Date: September 30, 2022

Amount: $250,000


The past decades have witnessed enormous transformations of intelligent data analysis in the realm of datasets at an unprecedented scale. Analysis of big data is computationally demanding, resource hungry, and much more complex. With recent emerging applications, most of the studied objective functions have been shown to be non-submodular or non-linear. Additionally, with the presence of dynamics in billion-scale datasets, such as items are arriving in an online fashion, scalable and stream-based adaptive algorithms which can quickly update solutions instead of recalculating from scratch must be investigated. All of the aforementioned issues call for a scalable and stream-based active mining techniques to cope with enormous applications of non-submodular maximization in the era of big data. With the society’s growing dependence on the cyberspace and computer technologies, the premium placed on the intelligent big data analysis for many emerging applications. Therefore, the success of this project has a high impact in almost any field that needs lightweight and near-optimal big data analysis. The findings of this project will also enrich the research on network science, graph theory, optimization, and big data analysis. In addition to creating new courses, undergrad and high school students will be involved in hands-on activities over the experimental platform. Outreach events targeted at under-represented groups and K-1.

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