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Conference

Latin America Symposium on Big Data

Date
31 October 2018
Time
Location
Snellius
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden
Room
Room 407/409

On Wednesday 31st Ocober LIACS hosts the Latin America Symposium on Big Data at the Snellius Building. Besides a variety of speakers from Leiden University, lecturers from Brasilian universities and companies are welcomed to speak about the application of big data in their research fields. From humanities to archaeology and from biology to data science. The symposium includes demonstrations with Virtual Reality and video walls.

Programme Latin America Symposium on Big Data

14:00

Opening remarks by Prof.dr. Edmund Amann and Prof.dr. Fons Verbeek

14:10

Session 1: Chair Edmund Amann
- Prof dr. Ester Limonad, Universidade Federal Fluminense and Rui Barbosa Visiting
Professor, Humanities, Leiden University: “The dark side of big data”
- Prof dr. Jaap van den Herik, Leiden Centre for Data Science: “Data science at Leiden University”
- Leon Helwerda, LIACS, Leiden University: “Software development & Big Data”

15:10 Tea break
15:30 Session 2: Chair Fons Verbeek
- Michell Zappa, Director, Envisioning Technology: “Envisioning Technology”
- Prof dr. Luiz Marques, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) and Rui Barbosa Visiting Professor, Humanities, Leiden University: “Using big data to map deforestation and forest degradation in tropical countries: the South American case”
- Govert Brinkmann, LIACS, Leiden University: “Interactive visualization of very large networks”
- Dr. Lewis Borck, Lecturer, Archaeology of the Americas, Leiden University: “Big data for the Nexus 1492 project, archaeology in context”
16:40 Programme ends

 

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