Prof. Chen Wei, Zhejiang University, China
Speech Title: Visual analysis for big data
Abstract: In this presentation, I will briefly introduce the role of visual analysis for big data. I will explain how visual analysis benefits AI in an interactive way, and its influence on the future of AI. Examples from my research team will be demonstrated during the presentation.
Prof. Qigang Gao, Dalhousie University, Canada
Speech Title: Big Data Research Collaboration - A Platform Showcase: Deepsense - A Center for Analytics and Ocean Economy
Abstract: Ocean expertise abounds on Canada’s east coast. In Nova Scotia alone, ocean-related activity generates $5 billion in revenue and produces 60,000 jobs – 14 per cent of provincial employment. More than 10 per cent of all researchers in Atlantic Canada are focused on oceans. What is missing? - A platform for accelerating a high-volume of industry driven applied Ocean Analytics projects through better and more supported collaboration, and with the aim of driving economic impact, that bring together the core assets of our Ocean’s cluster. This talk will present a showcase on big data analytics via a research collaboration platform: Deepsense, which was formed by both university research groups and industry sections. Deepsense currently includes the following proponents. IORE (Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise): Building partnerships to take marine research and translate it into real economic opportunity via COVE (Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship). FCS (Faculty of Computer Science): Computing and big data expertise; execution of applied analytics projects by professors, postdocs, graduate students. IBM: Business and R&D expertise, technical know-how, hardware and software tools.
Prof. Chang Liu, Northern Illinois University, USA
Operations Management & Information Systems (OM&IS)
Chairperson, OM&IS Department, College of Business, Northern Illinois University (7/2010 – present).
Acting Department Chair, OM&IS Department, College of Business, Northern Illinois University (8/2009 – 6/2010).
Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS), Northern Illinois University (8/2009 – present).
Speech Title: Examining WeChat Social Commerce Continuance Intention and Use Incorporating Personality Traits
Abstract: This paper is purported (1) to study the continuance intention toward and use of social commerce on WeChat; (2) to discover if the continuance intention toward and use of social commerce on WeChat are determined by perceived playfulness, perceived personalization, perceived socialization, and perceived trustfulness; (3) to explore if user personality traits such as extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness moderate the continuance intention and use of social commerce on WeChat. Study of this nature should contribute to the literature of social commerce, help discover critical social commerce strategies for WeChat, and help sustain stable user growth and the market share for WeChat.