AMPLab End of Project

Event description

AMPLab End of Project Celebration will start with  AMPLab Research Fair and Poster Session (including light food and refreshments) on Thursday, November 17 (6 – 8 PM) and continue with Symposium on Friday, November 18, 2016 (9 AM – 5 PM).


Event venue

Event will be held at the International House, UC Berkeley. For location, parking and public transit details, please go here.







Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6 – 8 PM, Great Hall, International house: AMPLab Research Fair and Poster Session (with food and refreshments)

Poster list (tentative):

A DeVIL-ish Approach to Inconsistency in Interactive Visualizations (Yifan Wu, Joe Hellerstein, Eugene Wu)

Arx: A Strongly Encrypted Database System (Rishabh Poddar)

BlowFish: Dynamic Storage-Performance Tradeoff in Data Stores (Anurag Khandelwal, Rachit Agarwal, Ion Stoica)

 CLAMShell: Speeding up Crowds for Low-Latency Data Labeling (Daniel Haas, Jiannan Wang, Eugene Wu, Michael J. Franklin)

Clipper: A Low-Latency Online Prediction Serving System (Daniel Crankshaw, Xin Wang, Michael Franklin, Joseph Gonzalez, Ion Stoica)

 Closing the loop on Smart Planning (K. Shankari, David Culler)

DaCart: KVS Simplicity on Two Dimensions of Design (Chenggang Wu, Jose Faleiro, Yihan Lin, Joseph M. Hellerstein)

Drizzle: Coarse-Grained Scheduling for Fine-Grained Iterative Workloads (Shivaram Venkataraman, Aurojit Panda, Kay Ousterhout, Mike Franklin, Ben Recht, Ion Stoica)

 Establishing Common Ground with Data Context (Joseph M. Hellerstein, Vikram Sreekanti, Joseph E. Gonzalez et al.)

GraphFrames: Graph Queries in Spark SQL (Ankur Dave, Alekh Jindal, Li Erran Li, Reynold Xin, Joseph Gonzalez, Matei Zaharia)

Hemingway: Modeling Distributed Optimization Algorithms (Xinghao Pan, Shivaram Venkataraman, Zizheng Tai, Joseph Gonzalez)

Hyperparameter tuning and non-stochastic multi-armed poster (Kevin Jamieson, Ameet Talwalkar)

KeystoneML (Evan Sparks, Shivaram Venkataraman, Tomer Kaftan, Michael Franklin, Benjamin Recht)

Neural Program Generation (Xin Wang, Yu Zhang, Chang Liu, Dawn Song, Joseph Gonzalez)

Opaque: a secure distributed data analytics platform (Wenting Zheng, Ankur Dave, Jethro Beekman, Raluca Ada Popa, Joseph Gonzalez, Ion Stoica)

Parallel Local Graph Clustering (Julian Shun, Farbod Roosta-Khorasani, Kimon Fountoulakis, Michael W. Mahoney)

PARIS: Model Based Performance Estimation Across the Cloud (Neeraja J. Yadwadkar, Joseph Gonzalez, Bharath Hariharan, Sarah Bird, Burton Smith, and Randy Katz)

Persistent Adaptive Radix Trees: Efficient Fine-Grained Updates to Immutable Data (Ankur Dave, Joseph Gonzalez, Mike Franklin, Ion Stoica)

Ray: A System for Distributed Machine Learning (The Ray Team)

ReStream: Accelerating Backtesting and Stream Replay with Serial-Equivalent Parallel Processing (Johann Schleier-Smith, Erik T. Krogen, Joseph M. Hellerstein)

Robust Inference with Variational Bayes (Ryan Giordano, Tamara Broderick, Michael Jordan)

SampleClean: Fast and Reliable Analytics on Dirty Data (Sanjay Krishnan, Daniel Haas, Jiannan Wang, Michael Franklin, Ken Goldberg)

Scientific Matrix Factorizations in Spark at Scale (Alex Gittens, Aditya Devarakonda, Evan Racah, Michael Ringenburg, Lisa Gerhardt, Jialin Liu, James Demmel, Michael W. Mahoney, Prabhat)

Staring at the Sun with Keystone (Eric Jonas, Tomer Kaftan, Vaishaal Shankar, Monica Bobra, Ben Recht)

 Stumptown: Distributed Optimization Methods for Multiclass Classification (Becca Roelofs, Shivaram Venkataraman)

SuccinctX: Efficient RegEx queries on Compressed Data (Anurag Khandelwal, Rachit Agarwal, Ion Stoica)

ZipG: Serving Queries on Compressed Graphs  (Anurag Khandelwal, Zongheng Yang, Evan Ye, Rachit Agarwal, Ion Stoica)


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Friday, November 18, 2016, 9 AM – 5 PM, Chevron Auditorium, International House


Symposium Agenda:

  • 8:00AM:                           Breakfast
  • 9:00AM:           Welcoming remarks
  • Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley
  • Jitendra Malik,  EECS Department Chair, UC Berkeley
  • Michael Jordan,  AMPLab Co-director
  • 9:15AM:            Overview of the Project (Michael Franklin)

Overview of the BDAS Stack (Ion Stoica)

  • 10:00AM:                         Break
  • 10:30AM:          Perspectives on Big Data
  • AMPLab and Some Recent Trends in Data (Ben Lorica)
  • Big data: A Commercial Perspective on AMPLab Research (Mike Olson)
  • Harnessing the Data Revolution: A Perspective from the National Science Foundation (Chaitan Baru)
  • 12:00PM:                         Lunch
  • 1:00PM:                Talk
    • Three Ways Spark Went Against Conventional Wisdom (Matei Zaharia)
  • 1:30PM:              Startups
    • Bringing Spark to the Enterprise (Ali Ghodsi)
    • Alluxio (formerly Tachyon): Unify Data at Memory Speed (Haoyuan Li)
    • Mesos and the Evolution of Cluster Management in the Industry (Ben Hindman)
  • 2:30PM:                           Break
  • 3:00PM:                 Talk
    • Genomic and Computational Approaches for Infectious Disease Diagnosis in the Clinical Setting (Charles Chiu)
  • 3:30PM:            Panel
  • What we promised/what we delivered

(Moderator: Randy Katz; Panelists to include:  Michael Franklin, David A. Patterson, Scott Shenker, Ion Stoica)

  • 5:15PM:            Wrap up




Recommended hotels

 Hotel Zelos (San Francisco): a block of rooms reserved for AMPLab EoP attendees can be accessed here. Please note that the cut-off date is November 4, 2016. Also: as a part of this deal, special parking rate of $30 is available to our attendees.

Bancroft Hotel (Berkeley, close to campus): to get the special rate ($139), attendees must call (510) 549-1000 or email: and book under “AMPLab”. No online bookings. Please note that the cut-off date is October 17, 2016. Important: as a historical landmark property, this hotel does not have an elevator, only stairs, and all guest rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

Berkeley City Club (Berkeley, close to campus)

The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley (Berkeley, on campus)

Women’s Faculty Club (Berkeley, on campus)

Berkeley Lab Guest House (Berkeley, on campus)