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Research Grants Council Collaborative Research Fund Project Kick-off Ceremony

Today the Department of Computing (COMP) hosted the Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) Project Kick-off Ceremony at PolyU for the project  “Multi-sourced Event Detection and Multi-dimensional Analysis based on Event Cube”. Coordinated by Prof. Qing Li, Chair Professor of Data Science and Head of COMP, the project was granted over HK$5.3 million from the Research Grants Council in 2018/19.

At the ceremony, under the witness of our Officiating Guest, Prof. Guohua Chen, Associate Vice President (Research Support) of PolyU, Prof. Li signed a collaborative agreement with the Co-Principal Investigators: Prof. Lei Chen from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Prof. Ho-fung Leung from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Dr Nancy Yu from the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong; and Dr Hong-va Leong, Associate Professor and Associate Head of COMP.

Social media plays a vital role in affecting public opinions and policy making, and topics like event detection and mining, public sentiment analysis, etc., become increasingly hot in social science and financial research. Targeting at youngsters suicide detection, this CRF project aims to provide insight on event detection and prediction underlying the Big Data. The project team proposes to develop techniques for untargeted event detection (UED) and targeted event detection (TED) from multi-sourced data, and build event cube models to support various event queries and analysis thereon.