Allan Hanbury

Vienna University of Technology, Austria, Senior Researcher

Allan Hanbury is Senior Researcher at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. He is scientific coordinator of the EU-funded KHRESMOI Integrated Project on medical and health information search and analysis, coordinator of the EU-funded VISCERAL project on evaluation of algorithms on big data, and coordinator of the CHIST-ERA project MUCKE on search in multimodal data and social networks. His research interests include information retrieval, multimodal information retrieval, and the evaluation of information retrieval systems and algorithms. He is author or co-author of over 80 publications in refereed journals and international conferences.
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Talk Title: 
Algorithm any good? A Cloud-based Infrastructure for Evaluation on Big Data
Talk Abstract: 

The cloud-based infrastructure for evaluating machine learning and information retrieval algorithms on Terabytes of data, being built in the VISCERAL project, is presented. Instead of downloading data and running evaluations locally, the data will be centrally available on the cloud and algorithms to be evaluated will be programmed on the cloud, effectively bringing the algorithms to the data. The design of the VISCERAL infrastructure is presented, concentrating on the components for coordinating the participants in the benchmark and managing the ground truth creation. Future directions of development and potential impact on research and industry are discussed.

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