The Agora Project (Supporting AI Ecosystems)

Supervisors: Jorge Quiané
Semester: Fall 2022
Tags: big data, AI ecosystems, compliant data processing, federated analytics, data markets

Do you have the feeling that only a few players are controlling the AI game? Would you like to make AI technology accesible to everyone? Then, come and help us to make Agora a reality!

We have a number of thesis/project topics under the umbrella of the Agora project. This project aims at building a unified data infrastructure for supporting AI ecosystems that bring together data, algorithms, models, and computational resources. For a general overview check this paper.

Potential topics:

  • Federated Learning
  • Federated data storage
  • compliant data processing
  • Secure data processing
  • Dataset sharing
  • … just drop me an email ;)

Potential Intended Learning Outcomes depending on the concrete topic:

  • Ability to contribute to large open source codebases
  • Ability to use new technology
  • Ability to use data management techniques to improve systems performance
  • Ability to leverage machine learning techniques to improve systems performance

Prerequisites: good programming skills in Java; (preferably) knowledge in big data systems (e.g., Apache Flink, Apache Spark).