报告题目：Big Data! What is it? What can we do about it?
Since the start of 21 century, users worldwide have been leaving their digital traces all over Google, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, Amazon, Alibaba, WeChat, Baidu, and other social media spaces. Now big data has been become a major topic that covers just about every area of human endeavors; and it is changing the ways people live, work, socialize, and conduct business.
With big data, the cloud-computing infrastructure is creating a social ecosystem in which commercial companies are joining forces to extract value and gain insights from data, which, for instance, many serve business to make better decisions to deepen customer engagement and to optimize operations; for financial institutions to prevent threats and fraud, etc. Scientists and researchers from diverse disciplines, such as computer scientists, political scientists, economists, bio-informaticists, and many more areattemptingto make full use of the massive data.Although big data offers unprecedented opportunities, it presents significant challenges to the research community, industry and commercial sectors, and society at large.
In this talk I’ll briefly discuss the big data concepts, database tools, opportunities in research and development using machine learning, Bayesian and fuzzy approaches to big data, and major problems that should be carefully addressed.
主讲人简介：LIU Zhi-Qiangreceived the M.A.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Institute for Aerospace Studies, The University of Toronto, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Alberta, Canada.
He was a Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Chair Professor with the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong; and on an invitation, he joined the Department of Management and Innovation Systems, University of Salerno, Italy as a Senior Research Professor.
For over four decades, he has worked extensively in commercial industrial sectors and tertiary education institutions. Professor Liu has taught computer architecture, computer networks, artificial intelligence, fashion, art and technology, machine learning, photography, programming languages, pattern recognition and computer vision, media systems, computer graphics and animation.
His interests are AI, machine learning, mountain/beach trekking, human-media systems, gardening, computer vision, photography, mobile computing, and computer networks, etc.In 2012, he received the most prestigious Outstanding Teaching Award from the University Grants Committee (UGC) in Hong Kong, and Teaching Excellence Award from City University of Hong Kong.