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DIRECTIONS IN DATA SCIENCE: Richard Mortier 27 Sep 2016 at 13:30 Room SI 013

Scientific Seminar: 

Big Data Analytics, Human Data Interaction, and the Databox

Richard Mortier
University Lecturer at Computer Laboratory
University Of Cambridge

  • 27 September 2016
  • 13:30 - 15:00
  • Room SI 013USI Informatics Building

What to do with personal data is a current hot topic, being heated further by the increasing interest in the Internet of Things. Ubiquitous deployment of sensing and actuation technologies will only increase the number of sources of data about us, and thus the many different ways in which we might benefit or come to harm.

Dr. Mortier will speak in two parts about his team's work to provide a platform on which data subjects can control access to and use of their personal data, to the benefit of both the data subject and the data processor.

First, the theoretical framework that arises from the challenges inherent in these developments will be presented -- Human Data Interaction. Three core themes will be discussed, and how these might affect Big Data Analytics systems that we might build and use. A key observation is that technical and social constraints around how such data can be processed make it necessary to consider different ways to structure such data processing.

Second, moving from a theoretical discussion of the HDI framework, current, on-going technical work that attempts to realise infrastructure that can support the core tenets of Human Data Interaction will be presented. Ultimately this infrastructure should benefit data subjects by regaining agency in these data processing systems, and data processors through creation of means to request access to many rich sources of personal data without needing to collect and curate data themselves.

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Allegato 1: Mortier Slides [4065 KB]