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There many massive databases in industry and science. There are also many ways that decision makers, scientists, and the public need to interact with these data sources. Wide ranging statistics and machine learning algorithms similarly need to query databases, sometimes millions of times for a single inference. With millions or billions of records (e.g. biotechnology databases, inventory management systems, astrophysics sky surveys, corporate sales information, science lab data repositories) this can be intractable using current algorithms. The Auton lab (at Carnegie Mellon University) and Schenley Park Research Inc. (a start- up company), both jointly run by Andrew Moore and Jeff Schneider, are concerned with the fundamental computer science of making very advanced data analysis techniques computationally feasible for massive datasets.

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