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17-19.02.14 | Big Data and the Future of Research in the Digital Age

A Collaborative Symposium of The Israel Young Academy and The German Young Academy
Date & Time: 17/02/2015
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

10:30-11:15
Greetings & Opening remarks
Co-Chairs: Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Comparative Literature, Bar-Ilan University
Sibylle Baumbach, English Studies, University of Mainz

11:15-13:00
Defining Big Data: Transformations in the Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Co-Chairs: Tamar Herzig, History, Tel Aviv University,
Silja Klepp, Social Anthropology, University of Bremen

Big Data in Political Science:
Transformations in Theory, Methods, and Empirics
Carina Schmitt, Political Science, University of Bremen

Is there Big Data in the Humanities?
Sinai Rusinek, Digital Humanities, Polonsky Fellow

Automated Discourse Analysis
Stefanie Hiß, Sociology, University of Jena
Martin Wunderlich, Natural Language Processing, University of Munich (LMU)

13:00-14:00
Light lunch & coffee

14:00-15:30
Conducting Big Data Research and Research Projects: Methods, Challenges, and Limits (Part I)
Co-Chairs: Roded Sharan, Computer Science, Tel Aviv University,
Carina Schmitt, Political Science, University of Bremen

Measuring Cultural Persistence of Antisemitism: Medieval Data and their Limits
Rebekka Voss, Jewish Studies, University of Frankfurt
Moritz Schularick, Economics, University of Bonn

Jewish and Arab Judges - Jewish and Arab Defendants:The Effect of Ethnicity in the Courtroom
Oren Gazal-Ayal, Law, University of Haifa

A Re-edition of Cryptic Scrolls from Qumran:
Enhanced Algorithmic Methods to the Aid of Textual Studies
Jonathan Ben-Dov, Biblical Studies, University of Haifa

15:45-17:15
Conducting Big Data Research and Research Projects: Methods, Challenges, and Limits (Part II)
Co-Chairs: Dan Peer, Immunology, Tel Aviv University
Wolfram Pernice, Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

In Search of the Magic Metric: Quantifying Scientific Excellence Using a Single Number
Dan Oron, Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science

Combining Airborne, Ground-Based and Satellite Data to Investigate Aerosol Interactions with the Atmosphere and Climate
Bernadette Weinzierl, Atmospheric Physics, University of Munich (LMU)

Beyond Data Storage, Analyses, and Distribution: Do We Have the Technology to Make the Web Capable of Sensing?
Yael Hanein, Engineering, Tel Aviv University

17:15-17:45
Coffee Break

18:00
Keynote Address
Big Data vs. ‘Slow Data’: The Medici and the Future of Early Modern Archives
Alessio Assonitis, Director, The Medici Archive Project, Italy
Chair: Jonathan Ben-Dov
Introduction of the Speaker: Tamar Herzig

WEDNESDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY

09:30-11:15
Visual Media, Visualizing Big Data, and Virtual Realities
Co-Chairs: Orit Kedar, Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Evelyn Runge, Media Studies/Journalism, University of Hildesheim

BioNumbers and Proteomaps:
Making Cell Biology by the Numbers Accessible and Visual
Ron Milo, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science

Photo/Journalism
Evelyn Runge, Media Studies/Journalism, University of Hildesheim

Do Digital Media Require Digital Methods?
Thoughts on Researching Digital Photography
Paul Frosh, Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

11:15-11:45
Coffee Break

11:45-13:30
Everything is Possible: Creativity in the Digital Age
Co-Chairs: Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Comparative Literature, Bar-Ilan University
Sibylle Baumbach, English Studies, University of Mainz

Composing with YouTube
Gordon Kampe, Musicology/Composing, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen

Artists´ Material and the Museum in the Digital Age
Rita Kersting, The Israel Museum

Speculative Bionic Designs
Ido Bachelet, Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University

13:30-14:30
Lunch

14:30-16:15
Ethical Challenges, Privacy, and Data Security in the Digital Age
Co-Chairs: Oren Gazal-Ayal, Law, University of Haifa
Angelika Riemer, Immunology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg

The Second Genome Revolution: A Sequenced Genome for Every Person
Rotem Sorek, Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science

Project EURAT: Ethical and Legal Aspects
of Whole Human Genome Sequencing
Angelika Riemer, Immunology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg

S-M-L-XL: Privacy Implication of Big Data
Michael Birnhack, Law, Tel Aviv University

16:15-16:30
Coffee Break

16:30-17:30
Keynote Address
Genetic Media: The Convergence of Internet and Genetic Information
Yaniv Erlich, Columbia University, New York, and the New York Genome Center
Chair & Introduction of the Speaker: Roded Sharan

17:30
Final Discussion

 
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