Hui Yang , Ph.D., SFSU CS
Data mining is the science of extracting meaningful and potentially useful knowledge from (large) datasets. It has emerged as a young inter-disciplinary field in computer science in the past decade. A wide range of data mining techniques have been developed and applied to applications in industry, science, engineering, and government. Many believe that data mining will have a long-lasting and profound impact on our society.
In this talk, I will introduce you to this new field from several aspects. First, I will identify the driving forces behind this new field. I will also address basic questions such as "What is data mining?", "What is a general data mining process like?", and "Who are doing data mining?". Second, I will identify a list of main data mining techniques and explain each of them using real-world applications. Finally, I will discuss the main challenges one may encounter in the mining process.
At the end of the talk, I will briefly go over several of my on-going research projects at San Francisco State University, in which you may play an active role in the future.