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As part of a continuing series of cooperative events scheduled between the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo, the Second International Interdisciplinary Faculty Forum will be held on March 12, 2018 in Chicago. Leading scholars from both universities working in physics, medicine, computer science, the social sciences, and the humanities will present on their recent work as related to the central topic of “Big Data”. Each discussion will also be opened to all participants to explore the range and possibilities of the topic at hand. The goal of this event is to develop a truly international and interdisciplinary set of conversations which will inspire further research and cooperation.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE:


8:30 a.m. Coffee Reception


8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks

Daniel Diermeier, Provost
The University of Chicago

Sekimura Naoto, Vice President & Deputy Director General, Division of International Affairs
The University of Tokyo

Consul General of Japan, the Honorable Ito Naoki
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago


9:00 a.m. PANEL 1: BIG DATA AND MACRO SYSTEMS


Product Turnover and Price Dynamics

Watanabe Tsutomu, Professor, Graduate School of Economics
The University of Tokyo

Big Data Software

Michael Franklin, Liew Family Chair of Computer Science
The University of Chicago

Chair

Nakajima Takahiro, Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia
The University of Tokyo


9:55 a.m. PANEL 2: BIG DATA AND THE UNIVERSE


Birth of the Universe

Murayama Hitoshi, Professor of Physics & Director, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
The University of Tokyo

Fate of the Universe

Michael Turner, Bruce V. & Dinana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Physics
The University of Chicago

Chair

Tomita Taisuke, Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of Tokyo


10:50 a.m. Break


11:05 a.m. PANEL 3: BIG DATA AND HEALING


Modeling the Long-Term Progression of Alzheimer's Disease Using Clinical Databases

Tokuda Keita, Researcher, The University of Tokyo Hospital
The University of Tokyo

Big Data from Clinical Trials to Improve the Development and Use of Cancer Drugs

Manish Sharma, Assistant Professor of Medicine
The University of Chicago

Chair

Mark Ratain, M.D., Leon O. Jacobson Professor of Medicine
The University of Chicago


12:00 p.m. Lunch


1:15 p.m. PANEL 4: BIG DATA AND THE HUMANITIES


Retrospect and Prospect of Humanities Studies in the Digital Age

Shimoda Masahiro, Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
The University of Tokyo

Literature as Data: From Counting to Cultural Analytics

Hoyt Long, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College
The University of Chicago

Chair

James Ketelaar, Professor of Japanese History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College
The University of Chicago


2:10 p.m. PANEL 5: BIG DATA AND POLICY


Financial Frictions at the Firm Level: Global Perspectives

Ueda Kenichi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy and Graduate School of Economics
The University of Tokyo

Policing with Big Data

Jeffrey Grogger, Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy
The University of Chicago

Chair

Nishimura Akira, Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
The University of Tokyo


3:05 p.m. Break


3:20 p.m. PANEL 6: BIG DATA AND BIOMEDICINE


Cancer Big Data Analysis with Supercomputers

Miyano Satoru, Professor, Institute of Medical Science
The University of Tokyo

How Data Commons are Changing the Way We Analyze, Integrate, and Share Large Biomedical Datasets

Robert Grossman, Frederick H. Rawson Professor of Medicine
The University of Chicago

Chair

Nakamura Yusuke, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Surgery
The University of Chicago


4:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks


Kurokawa Mineo, Professor, The University of Tokyo Hospital
The University of Tokyo

Kurachi Soichiro, MBA'85 and President
Japan Corn Starch Co., Ltd.

Melina Hale, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives
The University of Chicago


5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

To download a PDF of the program schedule, please click here.

This forum is co-coordinated by Professors James Ketelaar and Mark Ratain, M.D., of the University of Chicago and Professors Zhong Yijiang, Nakajima Takahiro and Kurokawa Mineo of the University of Tokyo.

Generous support by UChicago Global, the Committee on Japanese Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Chicago, and the Division of International Affairs of the University of Tokyo has made this event possible. A special thanks to Mr. Kurachi Soichiro, President, Japan Corn Starch Co., Ltd., for his many generous contributions to cooperative international studies.

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