This semester I am running a reading group on algorithms for big data at UPenn. The goal is to cover some of the most important papers in streaming and massively parallel computation, which came out in the last 5-10 years. This area is evolving extremely fast, so I will be grateful for any suggestions about the papers missing from our list. Special thanks to Silvio Lattanzi for a few suggestions he gave me while I was visiting Google NYC on Friday!
I also want to give a shout-out for Penn theory graduate students, who made presentations at the group meetings so much more enjoyable than I ever imagined. Thank you, Steven Wu, Justin Hsu, Ryan Rogers and Sepehr Assadi! I guess, some of them are going to hit the internship job market soon. Keep an eye if you are looking to hire in algorithms for big graphs and other data.