Michael Welge: Big Data Executive-in-Residence (EIR)

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Nov 20, 2013 (4 years and 1 month ago)

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Michael Welge
: Big Data Executive
-
in
-
Residence (EIR)





Biographical Sketch




Michael
Welge
’s professional background includes

Director
,
Data Intensive
Technologies and Applications

(DITA)

at the National Center for
Supercomputing Applications
,
Affiliate, Division of Biomedical Sciences,
A
djunct
F
aculty at the

Institute for Genomic Biology

(IGB)
,

and
Co
-
Director,
National Center for Advanced Data Research (NLADR)

at the University of
Illinois
, Urbana
-
Champaign
.


In these positions
Michael has
help
ed
Fortune 100

companies,
government
agencies
, and academic institutions

make sense of the data mining

process
,

integrated

frameworks to support the process, and data mining applications
.

He has worked in
the fields of data mining, mathematical modelin
g
,
and
programming
.
This work spans a diverse
set of data mining applications dealing with issues such in
bio/medical informatics,
environmental engineering
, education policy, fraud detection, customer relationship
management, water treatment, business intelligence, telecommunications, risk management and
crisis management.
His
work includes algorithm design and development for the data mini
ng
environment D2K
.

(
http://alg.ncsa.uiuc.edu

,

http://dita.ncsa.uiuc.edu
)

supporting

all phases of
the data mining process.
D2K was designed to provide data mining professionals with a
flexible
and extensible architecture or “sandbox” for developing and evaluating the performance,
accuracy, and relevance of a range of data mining techniques on a variety of data sets.

Currently,

Michael is PI on a Mellon Foundation Grant to develop cyberI
nfrastructure to support scholarly
research for Humanities (
http://sessr.org
).


Michael
is frequently
an
invited
industry

lecture
r

and has presented briefing and courses on
data mining to the NSF Alliance, DOD and State of
Illinois
. He was awarded the
multiple
Industrial Grand Challenge awards for his work in the area of data mining with Motorola, Sears,

Caterpillar

and Allstate
. Along with his team, Michael was the recipient of
University of Illinois
Innovative Technology
Award
.


Michael is founder of two University of Illinois economic development spin
-
outs


RiverGlass
(
http://riverglassinc.com
) and One Llama (
http://onellama.com
)
, which were bot
h incubated in
the Research Park at EntepriseWorks
.