MMDS 2008. Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets

Stanford University
June 25–28, 2008


Here is an article about this workshop in the KDD Explorations and a shorter version in the IMS Bulletin.

Slides will be posted as soon as we have collected all of them. For the impatient, here are the ones we have collected thus far.

273 people came to this meeting. The organizers thank all participants for their interest.

Program, abstracts of talks, abstracts of posters. PDF file with everything.

Talks will take place at the Annenberg Auditorium. Click here for directions and maps. The welcome reception will be held at the New Guinea Garden on Wednesday evening. The poster session and main reception will be at the Old Union Club House on Friday evening. Lunch on Saturday and the closing reception on Saturday evening will both take place in front of the Annenberg Auditorium.

Housing, transportation, and parking information.

If you would like to present a poster, please send a title and abstract to and your registration fee will be waived or reimbursed if already paid (one registration waiver per poster). This workshop will be well attended by members of the Stanford CS industrial affiliates and might be a good opportunity to publicize your work.

Blogs about MMDS 2008: Mainly Data, Stream of Caffeiness, Nuit Blanche, Ganesh Swami, The AstroStat Slog, Large-Scale Social Network Analysis.


The 2008 Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets (MMDS 2008) will address algorithmic, mathematical, and statistical challenges in modern large-scale data analysis. The goals of MMDS 2008 are to explore novel techniques for modeling and analyzing massive, high-dimensional, and nonlinearly-structured scientific and internet data sets, and to bring together computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians, and data analysis practitioners to promote cross-fertilization of ideas.

For further information, please see the conference web page from MMDS 2006 and the SIAM News article about the 2006 workshop.


Michael Mahoney, Stanford University

Lek-Heng Lim, University of California, Berkeley

Petros Drineas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Gunnar Carlsson, Stanford University


Deepak Agarwal Yahoo! Research, Silicon Valley
Pankaj Agarwal Duke University
Nir Ailon Google Research, New York
Reid Andersen Microsoft Research, Redmond
Arindam Banerjee University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Edward Chang Google Research, Mountain View
Fan Chung University of California, San Diego
Kenneth Clarkson IBM Almaden Research Center
Ronald Coifman Yale University
Sanjoy Dasgupta University of California, San Diego
James Demmel University of California, Berkeley
Inderjit Dhillon University of Texas, Austin
Christos Faloutsos Carnegie Mellon University
Jerome Friedman Stanford University
Anna Gilbert University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sharad Goel Yahoo! Research, New York
Leonidas Guibas Stanford University
Lars Kai Hansen Technical University of Denmark
Elad Hazan IBM Almaden Research Center
Piotr Indyk Massachusetts Institute of Technology
T.S. Jayram IBM Almaden Research Center
Holly Jin LinkedIn
Michael Jordan University of California, Berkeley
Satyen Kale Microsoft Research, Redmond
Chandrika Kamath Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ravi Kannan Microsoft Research, India
Ping Li Cornell University
Jun Liu Harvard University
Jitendra Malik University of California, Berkeley
Milena Mihail Georgia Institute of Technology
Partha Niyogi University of Chicago
Elizabeth Purdom University of California, Berkeley
Amin Saberi Stanford University
Yoram Singer Google Research, Mountain View
Daniel Spielman Yale University
Nathan Srebro University of Chicago
Nikhil Srivastava Yale University
Joel Tropp California Institute of Technology
Chris Wiggins Columbia University
Yuan Yao Stanford University
Tong Zhang Rutgers University

Cancelled with apologies

Petros Drineas Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Art Owen Stanford University
Haesun Park Georgia Institute of Technology
Tomaso Poggio Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sam Roweis University of Toronto
Eugene Tyrtyshnikov Russian Academy of Science
Chris Volinsky AT&T Research

Sponsored by

National Science 
Foundation Yahoo! 
Research DARPA LinkedIn Pacific Institute 
for the Mathematical Sciences

With support from

Stanford iCME Berkeley 


  • Book display: SIAM
  • Events and meeting planning: Victor Olmo, Mayita Romero
  • Finance: Lisa Ewan, Debbie Lemos
  • Online registration: Victor Olmo, Mayita Romero, Seth Tornborg, Kuan-Chuen Wu
  • Poster session: Victor Olmo
  • Program design: Sou-Cheng Choi, Michael Saunders
  • Publicity: Suzanne Bigas
  • Registration desk: Andrew Bradley, Christopher Carlsson, John Carlsson, Jeffrey Danciger, Victor Olmo, Maksims Ovsjanikovs, Seth Tornborg
  • Slides collection: David Gleich, Prateek Jain