An academic from International Business School Suzhou at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University spoke at an international conference on mathematics and computer engineering in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Dr Victor Chang, associate professor in information management and information systems and director of PhD programmes at IBSS, gave a keynote speech at the International Conference on Advances on Mathematics and Computer Engineering 2016 (Math-CEng 2016) on 24 September 2016.

He shared the most recent research in data science, demonstrating examples from different disciplines such as healthcare, finance, social network, weather studies, security, and cloud computing and disaster recovery. He focused particularly on risk simulations and financial analysis, such as processing thousands of data sets accurately within seconds.

He also presented his research into smart cities and the Internet of Things.

Dr Chang said: “Every discipline collects, generates, processes, analyses and makes sense of data. Without data, then we find it difficult to know and critically evaluate our past and present performance and predict the future. Data science allows us to understand problems in several disciplines and analyse them so that we can make better decisions.”

Organisation of the annual Math-CEng 2016 is led by Professor Ford Lumban Gaol, research interest group leader in intelligent systems and head of the doctoral programme in computer science at Binus University in Indonesia. He is also vice chairman of the Indonesia selection of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers).

This year, more than 80 papers were submitted to the conference organising committee, from which 35 were presented.

“I was proud to take part in Math-CEng 2016 as it has gained good recognition in Asia,” said Dr Chang. “I was personally invited to speak by Professor Gaol, showing that our university is being recognised as truly international. I hope my contribution to this conference can have positive impact.”

Dr Chang will be a keynote speaker at least three other confirmed conferences in China, India and Portugal over the following months.

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