Dr. Lim showed how it is possible to glean insight from the analysis of large mobile communication data sets and re-apply that insight to real-world issues such as the management of chronic sickness. Dr Wynter shared the details of a project from IBM Research conducted across multiple cities that enabled transportation and transit agencies to better assess demand and address transit optimisation problems by using a technology-based data gathering system.
The other distinguished speakers were Professor Christopher Yang (College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University), Professor Sharon Dunwood (School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Visiting Professor Edie Rasmussen from NTU's WKWSCI.
Tay Kheng Tiong, NTU's Chief Information Officer also moderated a panel discussion on the topic "Engaging with socially-generated big data or big ideas to create smarter communities", involving Assistant Professor Wen Yonggang from NTU's School of Computer Engineering; Ms Asha Philips, Asia Editor at Storyful Social Media Newswire and Mr Gavin Coombes, President (Asia Pacific) of Edelman Digital.
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