DEVELOP INSIGHTS FOR THE COVID-19 CRISIS
SIMBig 2020 encourages all studies that propose methods to extract meaningful insights of the COVID-19 crisis to influence policy and decision making in the public and private sector (specially in South America).
SIMBig 2020 will award the top three accepted papers.
University of Florida, USA
Dr. Jiang Bian is currently an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida. He is also the Director of Cancer Informatics and eHealth Core for the University of Florida Health Cancer Center. He has a diverse yet strong multi-disciplinary background. Nevertheless, his expertise and background serve an overarching theme: data science with heterogeneous data, information and knowledge resources. His research areas can be divided into three logical sections under this overarching theme: (1) data-driven medicine—applications of informatics techniques, including machine learning methods in medicine on solving big data problems; (2) mining the Internet, including the social web, to provide insights into health-related behavior and health outcomes of various populations and finding ways to develop interventions that promote public and consumer health; and (3) development of novel informatics methods, tools and systems to support clinical and clinical research activities such as tools for data integration, clinical trial generalizability assessment, and cohort discovery. His research is funded by the National Institute of Aging, National Cancer Institute, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and National Science Foundation.
Senior Researcher, PhD
Dr. Fabien Gandon is a Research Director and Senior Researcher at Inria, France. Fabien’s PhD in 2002 pioneered the joint use of distributed artificial intelligence (AI) and semantic Web to manage a variety of data sources and users above a Web architecture. Then, as a research project leader at Carnegie Mellon University (USA), he proposed AI methods to enforce privacy preferences in querying and reasoning about personal data. In 2004, recruited as a researcher at Inria, he started to study models and algorithms to integrate social media and knowledge based AI systems on the Web while keeping humans in the loop. In 2012 he became the representative of Inria at W3C and founded Wimmics, a joint research team on bridging social and formal semantics on the Web with AI methods. In 2017 he established and became the director of the joint research laboratory between Inria the QWANT search engine. The same year he also became responsible for the research convention between the Ministry of Culture and Inria with a special interest for cultural data and applications. In 2018 Fabien became Vice Head of Science for the research center of Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée. Over the years and since 2002, Fabien also never stopped teaching Semantic Web and Linked data, and he authored several MOOCs on the topic.More at http://fabien.info
Dr. Andrew Tomkins joined Google Research in 2009, where he serves as a Director in Research and Machine Intelligence, currently working on machine learning and understanding of geo data. Prior to these projects, he worked on measurement, modelling, and analysis of content, communities, and users on the World Wide Web. Before joining Google, he spent four years at Yahoo! serving as Vice President within the Research organization, and Chief Scientist of Yahoo’s search organization. Before this, he spent eight years at IBM's Almaden Research Center, where he served as co-founder and Chief Scientist on the WebFountain project. Dr. Tomkins has authored over 100 technical papers and 90 issued patents. His technical publications include two best paper awards from the International World Wide Web Conference (2000, 2003), plus one best paper award from the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (2015). He has served on the editorial boards of Iee Computer, ACM Transactions on the Web, and Internet Mathematics. He has co-chaired the technical program for the International World Wide Web Conference (2008), the ACM Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2010), and the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (2017). He received Bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from MIT, and a PhD in CS from Carnegie Mellon University.
Call for Papers
All papers of SIMBig 2020 will be published with Springer CCIS series (Communications in Computer and Information Science).
Location and Venue
Spend three inspiring days in the cultural and cosmopolitan city of Lima. The area is full of great hotels, restaurants and galleries.
Universidad del Pacífico
Av. Salaverry 2020, Jesús María 15072
Lima 32, Perú
In the north is the city of Caral, the oldest civilization of America, and to the south is the Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac. Lima's history predates the colonial presence in the country. The establishment of the viceroyalty transformed the city into the main political and administrative center of South America. During this period, significant churches, monasteries, mansions and balconies were built. he arrival of modernity didn’t transform the historic center, which is recognized as a World Heritage Site. Museums with great works of art, archaeological sites, beaches, the boardwalk, valleys, natural reserves, the nightlife, the thrill of adventure sports, and the exquisite cuisine gives Peru’s capital an authentic personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience in the country. Location: On the west central coast of Peru, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
TRIP TO MACHUPICCHU
Visit Machupichu, one of the new seven wonders of the world
Machupicchu or Incas’ Sacred City is located at 112.5 km. to the northeast of Cusco and 2,430 meters high in a region of majestic beauty. Unquestionably, if you visit Peru, Machupicchu is the place you must-to-see. In this respect, SIMBig is organising a trip for the conference attendings. With that in mind, if you are interested in joining us in this magical experience, please, abide by the details of this trip (costs and travel dates), which will be soon available.
Juan Antonio Lossio Ventura
Ph.D. in Computer Science Stanford University, USA
Hugo Alatrista Salas
Ph.D. in Computer Science Universidad del Pacífico, PERU