Guest Speakers/Talks

  • 2019 Oct 17

    CGA Geography Colloquium: Dr. Wei Luo

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South S050

    Title: "Understanding the Impact of Geo-Social Human Interaction Patterns on Effective Vaccination Strategies"

    Abstract: Human interaction and population mobility determine the spatio-temporal course of the spread of an airborne disease. This research views such spreads as geo-social interaction problems, because population mobility connects different groups of people over geographical locations via which the viruses transmit. Previous research argued that geo-social interaction patterns identified from population movement data can...

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  • 2019 Nov 14

    CGA Guest Speaker: Alex Liu (IBM, RMDS Lab)

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South S020

    Title: "Data Science Ecosystems with AI to Improve Social Research"

    Speaker: Dr. Alex Liu, Chief Data Scientist, IBM & Director, RMDS Lab

    Abstract: More and more organizations are embracing data science, but the success ratios of data science projects have been low - at the 30% level for years per surveys conducted by Gartner and others. To attack this problem and help mitigating risks of other associated issues such as the high turnover ratio of data scientists, an ecosystem approach with AI is...

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