Big Data Seminar 2016

The Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics of the International University of Malaya-Wales in partnership with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has successfully organised a Big Data Science and Applications Seminar on 25 – 26 November 2016. 

Speaking for MDEC at the event was the Head of Big Data Analytics Programs, NurAzreena Binti Azizan, who explained to the delegates the main roles that MDEC plays in bringing the country closer to becoming a Digital Nation. MDEC creates the eco system, setting up conducive environments for start-ups and looking forward to working with enterprises and companies who are looking at adopting the Big Data Analytics. Their efforts include driving up BDA adoption and talent by working with companies, institutions and governments worldwide.

Other topics presented by world-renowned speakers and researchers as follows:

1. “Interpreting datasets to understand environmental change: a coastal case study” Professor Mike Phillips

Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK

2. “A need for exploratory visual analytics and the design of explanatory variables in X informatics for X science” 

Professor Yuzuru Tanaka

Hokkaido University, Japan

3. “Re-wiring our brain in the cloud: One Year on…”

Professor Eric Tsui

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

4. “Big Data Transforming Enterprise Business Today”

Mr. Kelly Wee

Chief Information Officer, Huawei Technologies, Malaysia

5. “Smart expenses: from data acquisition to data analysis”

Dr. Sophea Prum

MIMOS Bhd, Malaysia

6. “Educational Data Mining to Improve Student Learning”

Dr. Kiu Ching Chieh

Taylor’s University, Malaysia

7. “Big data analytics for cyber security”

Mr. Riyaz Ahamed

International University of Malaya-Wales

8. “Modeling and Predicting Prominent Microblog Users Behaviour Over Specific Event Phases”

Ms. Imen Bizid

PhD student at University of La Rochelle, France

9. “Creating Value with Analytics and Big Data”

Dr. Keeratpal Singh

Independent Consultant, Malaysia

10. “Contextual Personal Document Management”

Ms. Jaspal Kaur

PhD student at International University of Malaya-Wales

11. “Machine Learning Applications - A review”

Mr. Chih Khiam Ping

PhD student at International University of Malaya-Wales

The panel speakers strongly advocated the importance of big data and called for greater awareness of how big data analytics helps organizations harness their data and use it to identify new opportunities. 


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