Current Research in Human-generated Data at the Big Data Analytics Institute?

Day - Time: 21 April 2015, h.14:00
Place: Area della Ricerca CNR di Pisa - Room: C-29
  • Stan Matwin (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canad)

Fosca Giannotti


In this presentation we will review current research projects in progress at the Institute for Big Data Analytics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. While we are involved in a variety of applied projects, their common denominator is that the data is derived, directly or indirectly, from different human activities: shopping, transporting goods, moving around cities, and discussing issues. Projects include work with movement of ships on oceans, with human mobility data from the use of mobile phones and WiFi hotspots, with the analysis of postings in on-line discussion, and with Point of Sale data for specific type of goods. We will look at the algorithmic issues related to the ship tracking, data privacy issues related to human mobility, and data integration issues related to shopping data.

Stan Matwin is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University, where he directs the Institute for Big Data Analytics. He is also a Professor at the Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences. His research interests are in text analytics, data mining, as well as in data privacy. Author and co-author of more than 250 research papers and articles, Stan is a former President of the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Society, a member of the Scientific Council of the Polish Artificial Intelligence Society, and a member of Association Francaise pour lâ??Intelligence Artificielle.