An academic from International Business School Suzhou at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University has had his research work recognised at conferences in India.
Dr Victor Chang, associate professor in information management and information systems at IBSS, was invited to give keynote speeches at two events in the country.
He presented to 400 people at the International Conference on Communication, Computing and Information Technology in Chennai and to 200 people at the International Conference on Recent Trends and Challenges in Computational Models in Tindivanam.
At both, he drew on his research into the internet of things, big data and complex information systems services, and how the data generated across different disciplines can be used.
“My talks at the conferences illustrated that the combined effort of the internet of things, big data and complex information systems services can enable different disciplines to work together to produce greater impact and contributions to research and enterprise communities,” said Dr Chang.
At the International Conference on Communication, Computing and Information Technology, held at the Vaishnav College for Women in Chennai, Dr Chang gave a wide-ranging presentation on the potential of the Internet of Things, but also covered possible pitfalls and gave practical solutions.
“The Internet of Things allows devices to connect over the internet, letting them talk to us, their applications, and each other. This has potential for a large number of different disciplines from healthcare to building smart cities and homes,” he said. “But we must be mindful of the challenges the internet of things presents especially in the online security of payments and privacy.”
Dr Chang also talked about the importance of the data generated by the internet of things: “Technological breakthroughs in the future will come as a result of how well we make sense of data, how we can unlock its potential,” he said.
Sakthi Kumaresh, convener at the International Conference on Communication, Computing and Information Technology, said it was a “privilege” to have Dr Chang present.
As well as presenting at the International Conference on Recent Trends and Challenges in Computational Models, held at University College of Engineering Tindivanam, Dr Chang was also awarded a prize for ‘Outstanding Young Scientist’ for his research contribution and community service.
Dr Chang has published more than 130 peered-reviewed papers and is organising two major conferences, International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security and International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk, in Portugal in April.
Dr P. Vijayakumar, dean at University College of Engineering Tindivanam, said that Dr Chang’s “impressive track record” left the conference organising committee with no doubt that he should be the recipient of the award.
“I was honoured to be invited to these conferences and to be given an award for my work,” added Dr Chang. “Being asked to present at conferences around the world is an important part of the work of an academic and helps boost not only my own profile internationally but that of IBSS and XJTLU too.”