IBM – Aberdeen internal workshop

On 25 September 2015, the IBMers who visiting the University of Aberdeen and the local Aberdeen researchers had a workshop together.

Totally 10+ colleagues joined this half-day workshop. During this workshop, some presentations were given on the recent research works by K-Drive colleagues. Also some issues for future cooperation were discussed.

Emanuela Valle from IBM Italia gave the presentation “How to approach a Data Mining Project: CRISP-DM Methodology“. In her talk, Emanuela  mainly introduced the CRISP-DM (Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining) Methodology, which is a very powerful and useful method to approach data mining activities and a practical example of application of this method in a real project.

Alessandra Coletti  from IBM Italia gave a talk on “Entity Resolution for Bank’s Prospect Customers“, In her presentation, Alessandra shared her experience of using the IBM SPSS Modeler Entity Analytics, including the purpose and the main functionalities. She also introduced an interesting real use-case.

Dr. Marco Senatore from IBM Italia presented “Robust routing for smart city: models and algorithms“. In this presentation, Marco firstly tackled the problem of modelling the effect of limited reliability of networks which is important in many applications. Then he introduced novel models and algorithms for the design of robust routing mechanisms capable of dealing with uncertainty and failure scenarios, with particular focus on the application of his results to the Public Transport Problems. At last he concluded his talk by stressing some possible overlapping between Graph Theory problems and Semantic Technologies.

Dr. Jeff Pan from the University of Aberdeen, as the PI of the K-Drive project, gave a talk on “Semantic technologies, knowledge graph, and technical challenges in the K-Drive project“. In this presentation, Jeff firstly introduce the K-Drive project itself, then Jeff mainly focused on semantic technologies: the motivation, history, and the state of the art. He also discussed special applications in the Semantic Web and Knowledge Graph.

Dr. Yuting Zhao from IBM Italia chaired this workshop. Dr. Marco Monti, Alessandro Faraotti, Dr. Honghan Wu, Biralatei Fawei and Isa Guccu also joined the meeting and discussions on the future cooperation.