Queensland Branch November meeting

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Time:       Refreshments from 16:45, talk at  17:00 (duration of seminar 1h). Non-members welcome (as always).

Location: Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, S Block, Room 309

Members and guests are welcome to join the speaker afterwards at a nearby restaurant.

Speaker:  Prof Xue Li, UQ IT&EE

Title:        Big Data: does it have anything to do with me?

Abstract: In current social networks, people share their information, feelings, and experiences with or without their true online identities. For the last 10 years, we have experienced many problems such as spamming, cyber bullying, and misuse of social media for causing problems such as the London Riots. One key question is about whether we are OK to associate our true identity with the cyber identity. In social network connected services such as Uber and Airbnb, people are using there traceable identities in the cyberspace, where all transactions are protected by insurance companies or by law. So the question is: if people are willing to use their true identity online in order to share services and values, how can we make social networks a trust-worthy place? In this talk, we discuss the concept of Social Network 2.0 as an emerging type of social networks where people are OK to use their true identities to come together in order to share the services and values. We will present our understanding on the problems on this type of new generation social networks and some of our research initiatives.

Biography: Dr Xue Li is a Professor in DKE (Data and Knowledge Engineering) Division, School of Information Technology, the University of Queensland in Australia. He obtained a BSc in Computer Science in Chongqing University, China in 1982, a MSc in the University of Queensland in 1989, and a PhD in Information Systems in QUT 1997. His research interests are in data mining, intelligent information systems, and social computing. He has over 160 publications as monograph, edited books, book chapters, and journal and conference papers.  He was recognised as one of the Top-50 “Most Powerful People in Australia” in 2015 by Australian Financial Review. He has successfully supervised 17 PhD candidates to completion as their Principal Supervisor. He is currently a Chief Investigator for three ARC (Australian Research Council) Funding Projects. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Advanced Internet of Things.

When: 22/11/2016
Time: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
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