Infrastructural Software for Big Data

Date: 29 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: LTC
Title: Infrastructural Software for Big Data -- Or, How big data can help you live for eternity and why it is a bad idea!
Speaker: Dr. Lin Gu, CEO and Co-founder of Hututa Technologies


Infrastructural software includes database systems, programming languages and OS-layer services. Due to the development of big data systems, the past decade witnesses myriads of innovative technologies in this area. At Hututa, we build Data Thinker, which is perhaps the fastest big data technology today, and markets related products. As a startup company, we strive to create advanced technology, develop customer-oriented products, and build a strong team for system software development. The technology has contributed to life science by significantly accelerating genome data processing, and will potential establish a powerful platform for knowledge graph computation. In the meantime, we pay close attention to the implications of the big data technology, and hope to join a community effort to advance the use of data based intelligence in a progressive and organized manner.

Biography of Speakers:

Lin Gu is the CEO and co-founder of Hututa Technologies, and leads the development and commercialization of several advanced big data and bioinformatics technologies and systems. He received B.S. from Fudan University, M.S. from Peking University, and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. His work includes big data systems, cloud computing, operating systems and wireless sensor networks. He developed the Virtk (a.k.a. t-kernel) operating system, the CCMR cloud platform, and VOLUME, a datacenter-scale distributed virtual memory technology. His prior work experience includes research and development at the Founder's Group, Microsoft and Google, as well as teaching and research activities as a faculty member at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He has published more than forty research papers, and participated in organizational and referee services in more than fifty academic conferences and journals.