Golisano Dean’s Lecture Series features information retrieval expert March 24

Jeremy Pickens to discuss legal areas of eDiscovery and information governance




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Jeremy Pickens

Jeremy Pickens, a leading information retrieval research scientist, will discuss the problems and opportunities with law and the collection of massive amounts of data in a talk March 24.

The talk, “Challenges and Opportunities in eDiscovery and Information Governance: Not Everything is Big Data,” is from noon to 1 p.m. in RIT’s Golisano Hall auditorium. The event, which is part of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

Pickens is chief scientist at Catalyst Repository Systems, which develops cloud-based software for the management of electronic legal discovery. He is also a pioneer in the field of collaborative exploratory search, a form of information seeking in which a group of people who share a common information need explicitly collaborate to achieve it.

The talk will address eDiscovery—the ways that electronic data is sought, located, secured and searched with the intent of using it as evidence in a civil or criminal legal case. He will also discuss the data management-related processes, roles and controls that ensure data remains a trusted business asset within an organization, also known as information governance. In the end, he will outline steps that have been taken toward solutions to these problems.

Pickens has seven patents and patents pending in the field of search and information retrieval. As chief scientist at Catalyst Repository Systems, he has spearheaded the development of Insight Predict, a tool that helps reduce review costs and time for outbound productions, deposition prep and early case assessment.

The Dean’s Lecture Series, established in 2003, brings some of the leading minds in technology to the Golisano College to share their insights with students, faculty and the community. The lectures are free and open to the public.