Incase you missed it: My Talk at the United Nations Global Pulse Workshop

July 7, 2016
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(This article was first published on R – Emaasit's Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

In case you missed my talk at the 2016 Data Science Africa Workshop organized by the United Nations Global Pulse Lab, here is the recording. My talk was titled “Sustainable Urban Transport Planning using Big Data from Mobile Phones“.

You can download slides for my talk from here.

There were also talks from my colleagues at IBM Research – Africa including Oliver Bent, Simone Fobi and Skyler Speakman who gave a general overview of the work we are doing in our lab in Nairobi, Kenya. Here is their recording:

I would like to thank Dr. John Quinn and the entire team a the UNGP – Kampala for the invitation to speak and for a well organized event.  You can read more about the workshop from this blog post at the UNGP blog.

It was great meeting a lot of people from academia, industry, non-profits and government who are using Data Science to solve several challenges on the African continent, ranging from health care to agriculture and to sustainable cities. I look forward to attending more events in the future.

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United Nations Global Pulse Lab Kampala and partners from academia, industry, non-profit, government came together for the second workshop on Data Science in Africa, which was organized between 27 June – 1 July in Kampala, Uganda

Tagged: Big Data, Data Science, Data Visualization, R

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