webinar series

data science and analytics webinar series 2021

Jointly organized by the HKUST Big Data Institute (BDI) and HKUST Guangzhou Data Science and Analytics Thrust, the “Data Science and Analytics Webinar Series 2021” will bring together renowned scholars from world-class universities as well as technology leaders and experts from leading enterprises to present on the cutting edge technology development in the areas of big data, data science and analytics. Invited speakers will also share their far-reaching research insights and professional practice and experience in the industry, providing meaningful exchange with students, faculty, and the industry practitioners.

The webinar series is detailed below.

Date Topic Speaker Video
1 Feb 2021 State of Permissionless and Permissioned Blockchains: Myths and Reality Prof. C. Mohan, Shaw Visiting Professor (National University of Singapore), Distinguished Visiting Professor (Tsinghua University, China) & Consultant (Microsoft, USA), Advisor (Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency & Kerala Blockchain Academy, India), Retired IBM Fellow (IBM Research, USA) play
8 Feb 2021 Combating COVID-19 with Computational Approaches Dr. Tie-Yan Liu, Assistant Managing Director, Microsoft Research Asia
22 Feb 2021 Practicing the Art of Data Science Prof. Jian Pei, Professor, Simon Fraser University play
8 Mar 2021 Cloud Native Database Systems for Enterprise Applications Dr. Feifei Li, Vice President of Alibaba Group, ACM Distinguished Scientist, President of the Database Products Business Unit of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, and Director of the Database and Storage Lab of DAMO academy
15 Mar 2021 Humans in Online Labor Markets Dr. Sihem Amer-Yahia, Silver Medal CNRS Research Director and Deputy Director of the Lab of Informatics of Grenoble play
29 Mar 2021 Evolution of Language Modeling Technologies Dr. Hang Li, Director of the AI Lab, ByteDance Technology play
26 Apr 2021 From Research to Product: Empowering Business Intelligence with Computer Vision Dr. Tao Mei, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow, AI Research of JD.COM
3 May 2021 AIoT: Enabling technologies and Applications Prof. Jiannong Cao, Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Professor in Data Science, Chair Professor of Distributed and Mobile Computing, Director, Internet and Mobile Computing Lab, Associate Director, University Research Facility in Big Data Analytics, Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University play
8 Nov 2021 Trajectory Data Analytics - Towards Increased Accuracy at Scale Prof. Christian S. Jensen, Professor of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark