Tutoring at a Big Data Summer School in Indonesia
1 year ago

I was fortunate to be invited to tutor at a Web Science and Big Data Analytics Summer School in Jakarta, Indonesia at the University of Indonesia. As part of the program, the British Council also organised a Web Science and Big Data Analytics Conference on Information Transparency and Digital Democracy.

3 groups of students worked on the Smart City theme and datasets I had prepared for the summer school with one of them eventually winning the top prize.

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Here are the students presenting their initial ideas to Ramine and me.

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And who can forget the daily 3h commute from UI (University of Indonesia) to the Pullman in central Jakarta.

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The conference also generated a good interchange of ideas and was well represented by academics, government officials, the UN, entrepreneurs and MNC representatives.

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Finally, we found the time at the end of the trip to pop by Singapore for a meeting with Prof Chua Tat-Seng at NUS and were pleasantly surprised that they had kindly prepared an office for Ramine.

Check out the program for the summer school:

http://ws-bigdata-summerschool.cs.ui.ac.id/summerschool/program

And the British Council article on the conference:

https://www.britishcouncil.id/en/programmes/education/internationalising-higher-education/web-science-big-data-analytics