Archive for August, 2017

Save the date: December 1st!

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

3rd annual Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University

The conference this year is hosted by Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA). We have invited researchers from our own Centre to present some of the work that has taken place within DISA this past year and Keynote and invited talks from other universities.

First invited talk: 

Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo, Associate professor at Aarhus University

The research by Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo covers two areas of interest of which one is more recent (automated text analysis) and the other (modeling of cultural behavior). Both interests explore the cultural information space in new and innovative ways by combining cultural data and humanities theories with statistics, computer algorithms, and visualization. We feel honored to welcome Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo to the conference since one of our focus areas within DISA is Data-Intensive Digital Humanities.

When? Friday December 1st 2017, at 9.30-16.00

Where? Linnaeus University, Building: N, Room: IKEA

Registration will open in September, keep your eyes open for more information

Find information from last years conference here.

//Diana

New research opportunities with Södra.

Monday, August 14th, 2017

During late spring 2017, guest researcher at Linnaeus University Andreas Heberle spent 1.5 months to learn more about the needs and opportunities for joint research between Södra and the researchers within DISA. During these months Andreas has interviewed several domain experts at Södra and he has found over 50 ideas and opportunities that could be the base for joint research.

Just before the summer holidays started researchers and experts from Södra gathered for a follow up workshop to discuss the potential next steps. The experts from Södra got the list with 50 ideas down to seven that were the most prioritized for them and in discussion with the researchers the list went down to three ideas/opportunities. Many of the other ideas will be taken care of internally at Södra. We have responsible people for each idea and looking forward to see some concrete action, either as full research projects or as student projects in one form or another.

We will by this show that there are many different ways to work together and it is by talking we can find out what works best for us within DISA and for you who wants to work closer with us. If you have ideas for joint research – don’t hesitate to contact us.

/Diana

Kick-off for DISA-researchers August 22

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Welcome back after a nice long summer holiday!

Our Linnaeus University Center – DISA has been up and running for about seven months now and a lot has happened, several workshops with researchers from different disciplines, with external partners, new publications, submitted proposals and much more.. Everyone’s been busy with getting things up and running so we haven’t had a proper kick-off – but now its time.

A warm welcome to all researchers involved in DISA to join in for our Kick-off

When? Tuesday August 22 at 15.00-17.00

Where? Videum Science Park, Växjö. Building: Echo

For more information and to register see attached invitation.

See you soon!

Diana