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HKBU hosts Croucher Advanced Study Institute to explore frontiers in big data graph research

13 Jan 2016

(Clockwise from top left) Professor Tamer Özsu, Professor Fan Wenfei, Dr Johannes Gehrke, Professor H V Jagadish, Professor Michael Franklin and Professor Lin Xuemin
(Clockwise from top left) Professor Tamer Özsu, Professor Fan Wenfei, Dr Johannes Gehrke, Professor H V Jagadish, Professor Michael Franklin and Professor Lin Xuemin
Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development) (fifth from right), Professor Liu Jiming, Acting Dean of Science (third from right), Professor Yuen Pong-chi, Head of the Department of Computer Science (third from left) and Dr Bryon Choi, Croucher Advanced Study Institute Director (fourth from left) officiate at the opening ceremony.
Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development) (fifth from right), Professor Liu Jiming, Acting Dean of Science (third from right), Professor Yuen Pong-chi, Head of the Department of Computer Science (third from left) and Dr Bryon Choi, Croucher Advanced Study Institute Director (fourth from left) officiate at the opening ceremony.

The Department of Computer Science hosted last month the Croucher Advanced Study Institute which explored frontiers in big data graph research. The conference was attended by more than 40 scholars and industry practitioners from Hong Kong, North America, Europe and Asia who shared their insights on big data graph research development, management and their applications.

The three-day programme included lectures delivered by six world-class scholars, they were Professor Tamer Özsu of the University of Waterloo, Professor Fan Wenfei of the University of Edinburgh, Dr Johannes Gehrke of Microsoft Corporate, Professor H V Jagadish of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Professor Michael Franklin of the University of California, Berkeley and Professor Lin Xuemin of the University of New South Wales.
 
The conference was sponsored by the Croucher Foundation.