Oceanside Meet: Join us for a fascinating episode of Oceanside Meet as Dr. Rajesh Gupta, the Founding Director of Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, explains the impact of data science and data-driven innovation on the modern world. From the rapidly changing landscape of technology and data, Dr. Gupta takes us on a journey through how it's shaping the way knowledge is created and put to use. He highlights how the internet and cloud computing are enabling new systems for perception, cognition, and action in areas such as autonomous driving, smart buildings, and the electrical grid. With the massive parallelization of data leading to a shift in scale and ubiquity, Dr. Gupta explains how data science is at the forefront of this change. He delves into the key to its success through the balance between generalist and specialist perspectives, as well as the challenges of the discipline, including understanding human and machine learning and ensuring trust in data and systems. Get ready to learn and be inspired in this thought-provoking episode!
Guest speaker's bio: Rajesh Gupta serves as a founding director of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute and as a distinguished professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. His research is in embedded and cyber-physical systems with a focus on sensor data organization and its use in optimization and analytics. He currently leads NSF project MetroInsight and a co-PI on DARPA/SRC Center on Computing on Network Infrastructure (CONIX) with the goal to build new generation of distributed cyber-physical systems that use city-scale sensing data for improved services and autonomy. He served as Editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE Design & Test and as founding EIC of IEEE Embedded Systems Letters. Prof. Gupta holds Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Embedded Microsystems at UC San Diego and INRIA International Chair at the French international research institute in Rennes, Bretagne Atlantique. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the ACM and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)