Events

Webinar DISA-DSM: stochastic analysis, statistics and machine learning

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Our new DISA-group Deterministic and Stochastic Modelling (DSM) invites you to a seminar on Tuesday 27th at 13.00, this seminar is a part of a seminar series so keep an eye out for more information.

Title: Rare events simulation: least-squares Monte Carlo method vs deep learning based shooting method

Speaker: Omar Kebiri (University B-TU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany)

Abstract: When computing small probabilities associated with rare events by Monte Carlo it so happens that the variance of the estimator is of the same order as the quantity of interest. Importance sampling is a means to reduce the variance of the Monte Carlo estimator by sampling from an alternative probability distribution under which the rare event is no longer rare. Determine the optimal (i.e. zero variance) changes of measure leads to a stochastic optimal control problem. The control problem can be solved by a stochastic approximation algorithm, using the Feynman-Kac representation of the associated dynamic programming equations which leads to an FBSDE, and we discuss numerical aspects for high-dimensional problems along with simple toy examples using two methods: least-squares Monte Carlo method and deep learning based shooting method.
Joint work with Carsten Hartmann, Lara Neureither, and Lorenz Richter.

Practical information: We will book a room at LNU for those who wants to attend physically the seminar. Because of space restrictions due to Covid-19, please let me know if you want to do that, otherwise a link will be provided. Contact Nacira Agram – nacira.agram@lnu.se for more information.

Call for presentations, Big Data Conference 2020

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

A fast-forward (FF) + virtual poster (VP) sessions will be organized as part of the Big Data Conference 2020. In the FF presentations, each participant gets to show a 3-minute video to briefly summarize her/his research. Directly after the FF, (a few at the time) participants will be redirected to breakout rooms where it will be possible to present their VP and interact with the interested public. There will be a few rounds with set-up during the first conference day (December 3).

The FF+VP presentations can focus on either ongoing research or new ideas:

1) Ongoing research will focus on research recently published or at an advanced stage of elaboration. The main goal here is to present research results of general interest for the public of the conference and eventually receive feedback on ongoing work.

2) New ideas will focus on future research, plans, or simply new ideas. The goal here is to share with the public their own plans, receive feedback, find partners and possibly find synergies to develop future research together.

 Submission

To submit to the FF+VP session, participants should submit a 500-word abstract briefly presenting the research by November 9th, 2020 to Diana Unander, diana.unander@lnu.se  Each participant can submit at most two abstracts.

Acceptance information will be sent out by November 13th, 2020.

If accepted, a video (in videos in 720p and mp4 format) of maximum 3 minutes should be sent by November 24th, 2020.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Workshop on Knowledge Organization for Digital Humanities, March 27th

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

As a satellite event to the world’s annual iConference taking place in Sweden this year, on 27 March LNU’s iInstitute will host a workshop on knowledge organization for digital humanities.

Place: K2054V
Time: 27 March, 9-13

Programme:
9.00 – 9.15 Coffee available
9.15 – 09.30 Introduction to the workshop and participants
09.30 – 10.15 Shigeo Sugimoto: Metadata for Digital Humanities – An Overview
10.15 – 11.00 Atsuyuki Morishima: Combining the Power of the Crowd and AI
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.45 Shigeo Sugimoto: Long-term Use of Humanities Data Resources
11.45 – 12.30 Heather Moulaison-Sandy: Research Data Management in the Humanities

Please email koraljka.golub@lnu.se if you plan to attend, by Monday 23 March. Thank you!

Welcome!

For more information contact:
Koraljka Golub
Professor
Head of the iInstitute
Digital Humanities Initiative Co-Leader
Linnaeus University
http://lnu.se/personal/koraljka.golub

2nd Baladria Summer School on Digital Humanities, Zadar (Croatia) 15-19 June 2020

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Welcome to the second Baladria Summer School on Digital Humanities will be held in Zadar, Croatia from 15 to 19 June 2020. This year’s novelty is two tracks: 1) Digital tools and 2) Introduction to programming.

  • Registration closes: 15 April
  • Registration fee: 200 EUR

For more information, please visit http://baladria.unizd.hr

Seminar: “A Few Notes on Artificial Intelligence and Database Technology” – Thursday Jan. 23 at 13-14

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Title: A Few Notes on Artificial Intelligence and Database Technology

Place: D1173
Time: 13-14
Date: January 23, 2020

Abstract: In this seminar I would like clarify the importance of the scientific theory functional object-types to approach reality. This theory help to evaluate knowledge representation formalisms, deep learning and data modelling and data transformations. Further, the theory, together with mathematical logic, is the foundation for the Match™ Technology Ecosystem that enables organisations to model, build no code applications and simplifying IT architectures.

About: Dr.Larry Lucardie has a background in Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Database modelling. At The Technical University of Eindhoven he graduated on a theory of complexity, functional classifications, that is fundamental to knowledge representation, deep learning and data modelling. Larry is the main architect of the Match™ AI & Data Technology Platform that is aligned to functional classifications. The Match™ platform enables organisations to design ISO compliant models of enterprise content, business fluid no-code applications, simplified IT architectures and smart internet portals.

As a Professor at the Uppsala University in Sweden, Larry lectured logic programming, knowledge and data modelling and E-business and supervised PHD students. He is founder and the current CEO of Knowledge Values and as such involved in improvement projects in the areas of value chain and process re-engineering and of process underlying technology as application development, IT architectures and data processing. Business areas: regulation management and compliance, E-commerce, financial processes products, incident management, compliance and Brexit.

Warm welcome,
Arianit Kurti, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology

Meet Keynote speaker: Flaminio Squazzoni, University of Milan

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

During this years Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University on December 5-6 2019 we have several very interesting Keynote speakers, one of them is Flaminio Squazzoni, University of Milan, Italy. He will talk about When ready-made data must be tailored and repurposed. The challenge of creating big confidential dataset in science in a public-private partnership.

Research on science relies on available data. However, while we have plenty of data on publications and citations, which help measure the prestige of scientists and their institutions, we lack data on internal processes of peer review at journals and funding agencies.

These data are crucial to understand whether allocation of resources and merit in science is biased and assess if science is still a cooperative, civilized game between disinterested experts or a corrupted race towards hyper-competition and the ‘publish-or-perish’ mentality. In this talk, I will share my experience as leader of a large-scale European project that developed a protocol for data sharing of journal data with a group of publishers representing the vast majority of the current scholarly communication market. This experience testifies to the nexus of technological, legal and organisational aspects involved in data sharing between stakeholders, the power of hybridization of data sharing models and the beauty of the digital age. And it tells you that science is not corrupted!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to listen to him and take part of the conference by signing up here by November 25th.

More information about Flaminio Squazzoni is full professor of Sociology at the University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Sciences, where he teaches Behavioural Sociology. He is the head of BEHAVE (www.behavelab.org), and also editor of JASSS-Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, co-editor of Sociologica -International Journal for Sociological Debate and member of the editorial board of Research Integrity and Peer Review, Sistemi Intelligenti and Socio-Cognitive Systems. He is advisory editor of the Wiley Series in Computational and Quantitative Social Science and the Springer Series in Computational Social Science. He is former President of the European Social Simulation Association (Sept 2012/Sept 2016) and former Director of the NASP ESLS PhD Programme in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies (2015-2016). E-mail: flaminio.squazzoni@unimi.it

Keynote: The false truth about everybody being data-driven

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

During this years Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University on December 5-6 2019 we have several very interesting Keynote speakers, one of them is Tobias Wagenknecht, Head of Data & Analytics at Aftonbladet.

He will talk about how everybody is stressing out, they all feel the urgency to become data-driven. Established businesses disappear and unicorns disrupt the market and question well established work-flows. There is a hysteria about the need to change and to do it all at once over each and every business area. This presentation is supposed to put things into perspective, I will speak about my own mistakes and how the general perception of everybody else succeeding tricks us into feeling bad. In the end you will realise that you are not alone and that changes take time – no matter how fast paced we have become.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to listen to him and take part of the conference by signing up here by November 25th.

More information about Tobias Wagenknecht: Born in Germany, raised in Spain, migrated to Sweden in 2011 – I consider myself a European data-nerd, who loves the beauty of numbers and charts as much as the satisfaction of  being able to come up with an actionable decision instead of just another report. I spent almost half of my life within travel & hospitality and learned a lot about the eternal struggle of making a conservative industry more data-driven. It is a story about many failures, learnings and iterations – so let’s have a talk and then try again!

European Researchers’ Night at Kafe de Luxe, Friday 27/09 at 19.00

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

On behalf of one of the other LNUCs the Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS) we would like to invite you to the second edition of the successful European Researchers’ Night/ForskarFredag event, which will be held on Friday 27/09 in Kafe de Luxe at 19.00.

 The event will feature six short (and fun) presentations of new research from IMS members, a digital art installation on the theme of water called “deSALinatiON”, and a media bingo (with prizes!)

There will be a free fika and the bar will be open to purchase additional food and drinks.

Please join us  and bring friends!

For more information contact: Beate Schirrmacher (main organiser) https://lnu.se/en/staff/beate.schirrmacher/

More details of the programme here: https://lnu.se/en/modernmedia

//Diana