[Nrg-l] Talk on Friday@2pm by Dorgival Guedes (UFMG)

Niky Riga inki at cs.bu.edu
Mon Jun 20 15:41:12 EDT 2005


Just to clarify that this talk is this week's NRG. We had to reschedule 
the time because
Prof. Guedes couldn't make it on Wednesday. So no NRG this wednesday.
CU all on Friday at 2pm.

niky


Nahur Fonseca wrote:

>Dear all,
>
>This Friday @ 2pm in MCS 135, Dorgival Guedes from UFMG, 
>Belo Horizonte/Brazil, will talk about his most recent project 
>called Tamandua (http://tamandua.speed.dcc.ufmg.br/?newlang=eng).
>
>I'll send the abstract later.
>Here are some of the extracts from the Web page:
>
>"The Tamandua system is a platform of data mining services that 
>aim at supporting public administrations, specially in what 
>concerns to purchasing and contracting activities."
>
>"Generally, data mining algorithms are computationally intensive and
>often have an exponential complexity; a problem that is usually worsened
>by the enormous amount of data that has to be handled. The project
>herein presented aims at minimizing local computational demands and
>possible losses due to idle machinery, by developing highly scalable
>parallel versions of the algorithms."
>
>"The Tamandua system has been validated on the database of purchasing
>records of some of the Brazilian Governmental Agencies and it counts on
>the partnership of the Office of Logistic and Technology from the
>Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management."
>
>See you there.
>-nahur
>
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