As part of our British Council Newton Fund award, we were extremely pleased to welcome a host of researchers from both the UK and Malaysia to our Big Data and Dengue Fever Workshop, held at the University of Nottingham. In partnership with University Malaya, this 3-day event featured a range of talks, demonstrations and brainstorming sessions about how dengue fever research can be impacted positively by Big Data techniques. Full details of the event below…
Dengue Fever Workshop Programme
10-13th August 2016
UM Welcome talk (Siti Hafizah Ab Hamid, Universiti Malaya)
Background to Dengue Fever (Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki)
Presentation on Modeling Dengue Outbreak via Recurrent Neural Networks (Abdullahi Adamu):
Presentation on Neodemographics (James Goulding):
Presentation on Geospatial Science in Emerging Economies (Mark Iliffe):
Presentation on Understanding Movement via CDR data (Gregor Engelmann)
Presentation on Big Data Analytics (Gavin Smith)
Presentation on Deep Learning from Drone Imagery (Mercedes Torres)
Paper Brainstorming / Discussions for Future Funding / Next Steps
Rounding off the workshop came some break out sessions on how to move Dengue prediction forwards. A clear consensus emerged in that:
- Continued collaboration was mutually beneficial to both UoN and UM.
- Integration of Predictive Models from machine learning was highly useful to epidemiology.
- For Dengue Fever in particular understanding the movements of the population was key – and as such forming a research relationship with a telecommunications provider would be a key next step in advancing this work.
Many thanks to all who attended this highly productive workshop!