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  • Key questions companies will have to answer: How to transform business models? How to get (more) value out of (big) data? Do we have the right technologies? Do we have the right people to manage and use? Over 95% of all Big Data and BI investments relate to technology and information. Less than 5% is invested in people, organization and leadership.
    Speaker
    Name:
    Martin Haagoort
    Bio:
    Martin Haagoort has a background in econometrics, data science and business transformation and has held various sales and marketing senior positions, covering all customer segments and routes-to-market.
    Institution:
    Seminar Details
    Location:
    NUIG
    Date:
    03/07/2015
  • A wish is “a desire or hope for something to happen.” In December 2007, people from around the world offered up their wishes to be printed on confetti and dropped from the sky during the famous New Year’s Eve “ball drop” in New York City’s Times Square. We present an in-depth analysis of this collection of wishes.
    Speaker
    Name:
    Sapna Negi
    Institution:
    Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUIG
    Seminar Details
    Location:
    NUIG
    Date:
    26/08/2015
  • Rather than extracting structured data from the surface Web, another emerging source of data on the Web are lots of structured data sets being published openly on various Open Data Portals (e.g. http://www.publicdata.eu, http://data.gov.uk, http://www.data.gov, http://data.gv.at, http://open.wien.at/, just to name a few).
    Speaker
    Name:
    Dr. Prof. Axel Polleres
    Bio:
    Axel Polleres joined the Institute of Information Business of Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) in Sept 2013 as a full professor in the area of "Data and Knowledge Engineering". He obtained his Ph.D.
    Seminar Details
    Location:
    NUIG
    Date:
    26/08/2015
  • Galway: Ireland’s fastest growing city and “Top Micro European City of the Future”; one of five global hubs in the medtech sector (with nine out of the world’s top 10 medtech companies on its doorstep); and home to a multitude of long established and early stage ICT companies.
    Speaker
    Name:
    John Breslin
    Seminar Details
    Location:
    NUIG
    Date:
    12/06/2015
  • Measurement in Software engineering is still not matured. One can easily find thousands of software measures/metrics in the literature, however, most of them are not used in common practice. Also for evaluating these measures several proposals are available in literature, but they are not effective to control the quality of the proposed measures.
    Speaker
    Name:
    Sanjay Misra
    Bio:
    Full Professor of computer engineering at Covenant University, OTA, Nigeria. He has 21 years of wide experience in academic administration and researches in various universities in Asia, Europe and Africa.
    Seminar Details
    Location:
    UCC
    Date:
    23/07/2015
  • The last seminar of the scholar year will propose you three short presentations from three PhD students who will give a talk at IJCAI: Speaker: Tadhg Fitzgerald Title: "ReACTR: Realtime Algorithm Configuration through Tournament Rankings" Abstract: It is now readily accepted that automated algorithm configuration is a necessity for ensuring optimized performance
    Speaker
    Name:
    Anne-Marie George, Tadhg Fitzgerald and Barry Hurley
    Seminar Details
    Location:
    UCC
    Date:
    08/07/2015
  • Crowdsourcing is the process of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than traditional employees or suppliers. From a scientific research perspective, tasks like benchmark dataset preparation, user study, and evaluation often require data annotation by human beings.
    Speaker
    Name:
    Sapna Negi
    Bio:
    Sapna Negi is a PhD student at Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUIG. Her research interests are Opinion Mining, Information Extraction and Natural Language Processing.
    Institution:
    Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUIG
    Seminar Details
    Location:
    NUIG
    Date:
    15/05/2015
  • [Waternomics is a three year an EU-funded collaborative project coordinated by Insight Galway and started in February 2014.] Climate change, increased urbanization and increased world population are several of the factors driving global challenges for water management.
    Speaker
    Name:
    Wassim Derguech
    Bio:
    Wassim Derguech is a Research Assistant and PhD Student at Insight @ NUIGalway (http://www.insight-centre.org/). His research interest includes: BPM, SOA, Semantic Web Services and Semantic Information Management.
    Seminar Details
    Location:
    NUIG
    Date:
    24/04/2015
  • Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores (SSIX) aims to provide European SMEs with a collection of easy to interpret tools to analyse and understand social media users attitudes for any given subject; these sentiment characteristics can be exploited to help SMEs to operate more efficiently resulting in increased revenues.
    Speaker
    Name:
    Brian Davis
    Bio:
    Dr. Brian Davis is a senior postdoctoral researcher (formerly a software engineer at Sun Microsystems) at the Insight NUI Galway Centre for Data Analytics.
    Seminar Details
    Location:
    NUIG
    Date:
    08/05/2015
  • Online social media generate rich and timely stream of information about real-world events of all kinds. News organisations are increasingly making use of the social media to source breaking news and track its development.
    Speaker
    Name:
    Ravindra Harige
    Institution:
    Insight Centre at NUI Galway
    Seminar Details
    Location:
    NUIG
    Date:
    01/05/2015

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