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Insight Student Conference 2017

The 4th annual Insight Student Conference, will take place in the Western Gateway Building in UCC on Friday, September 8th 2017! The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is a joint initiative between researchers at Dublin City University, NUI Galway, University College Cork, University College Dublin and other partner institutions. Insight brings together more than 400 researchers from these institutions, with over 40 industry partners, to position Ireland at the heart of global Data Analytics research. There are more than 175 research students (PhD and MSc) at Insight and the student conference is an annual event fully organised by the student community to demonstrate the extensive research agenda of the Centre. We believe your attendance will be a great opportunity for you to meet and network with future leaders in this area.
The conference will be divided into three sessions with each session made up of two separate tracks. The tracks will include presentations in areas related to Smart Data Handling, Supervised Learning, Recommender Systems, Scalable Algorithms, Data in Healthcare, and Text Analysis. The conference will also include poster sessions running throughout most of the day, displaying new and interesting work by our students in areas related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Statistics, Semantic Web, Linked Data, Media Analytics, Optimisation & Decision Analytics, Personal Sensing and Recommender Systems.

The conference keynote speaker will be Nicolas Fox Hamilton who will give a talk on the Cyber effect: The impact of technology on humankind.  The rise of technology has brought forth many new ways of expressing ourselves and interacting with the world and each other. Our behaviour online is different from how we behave offline – sometimes drastically, at other times in subtle ways. The effects of anonymity, computer mediated communication, immersion in other worlds, public self expression, constant availability through mobile technology, cyberbullying, health behaviours, and criminal behaviour are just some of the factors that are studied by cyberpsychology researchers.

Additional information is available on the conference website: 

Event location: 
Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork
Friday, 8 September, 2017