SISCMULiving Analytics is a new joint research initiative between Singapore Management University (SMU) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to conduct research on behavioural and social network analytics and behavioural experiments so as to discover and harness the laws of information network evolution for networks of people, organisations and businesses. Read more about Research Priorities and Essence of Living Analytics.

Given its interdisciplinary nature, LARC involves faculty and students across the various academic units of SMU and CMU. Learn more about the faculty participating in LARC. The lead academic units coordinating the LARC partnership are the School of Information Systems at SMU and the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon.

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30 Apr – 2 May 2015 LARC-Sponsored International Conference: SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2015),
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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25 May 2015 LARC Master Class Series on The Power of Social Network Analysis in Organizations – Part 2 by David KRACKHARDT.
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27 May 2015 LARC Research Seminar on Privacy Techniques for Big Data: The Pros and Cons of Syntatic and Differential Privacy Approaches
by Roksana BORELI.
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10 Jul 2015 Invited Talk. Ee-Peng LIM, Social Media Analytics on Microblogging Data, The 3rd Urban Sustainability R&D Congress 2015,
6 – 9 Dec 2015 LARC & NTU-LILY IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology Conference 2015
(WI-IAT 2015), Singapore.
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The Rise of A.I.
The rise of A.I.In an interview with Channel NewsAsia, Professor of Information Systems and Deputy Director of Living Analytics Research Centre LAU Hoong Chuin questioned whether the progress in Artificial intelligence (A.I.) seen so far is going to be sustained in the future. He said that unless a new model of computation and a new system of mathematical logic are found, a complexity barrier will be reached and that’s when the growth of A.I. will taper off. Prof Lau and his team developed a theme park app which is capable of planning on behalf of the individual by taking his/her preferences as well as the environment into consideration. View Video

Stephen FIENBERG selected to give R.A. Fisher Lecture
Ready for the Smart life?Professor Stephen E. FIENBERG has been selected to give the R.A. Fisher Lecture at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings in North America. The lectureship was established in 1963 by the North American Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) in recognition of the British statistician Ronald Aylmer Fisher. It is considered a very high recognition of achievement and scholarship in statistical sciences and recognizes the highly significant impact of statistical methods on scientific investigations. Read More

LARC Bulletin – Issue 6, March 2015
LARC BulletinThe New Issue of our Newsletter – The LARC Bulletin (Issue 6, March 2015) is Now Out! Read More

Workshop on Information System and Economics (WISE 2014) – Best Student Paper Award
WISE 2014Our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Zia HYDARI who was presented the Best Student Paper Award at the Workshop on Information System and Economics (WISE 2014), in Auckland, New Zealand, with his paper “Saving Patient Ryan – Can Health IT Make Patient Care Safer?”

Ready for the Smart Life?
Ready for the Smart life?In a vision for a Smart Nation spelt out by PM LEE Hsien Loong, individuals, governments and businesses will work via a nationwide, integrated use of data analytics, sensor networks, information communication and phone apps.

SMU Director of Living Analytics Research Centre Professor LIM Ee-Peng notes that Singapore’s small size is an advantage for the speedy deployment of infrastructure, supporting our efforts to become a smart city. Read More

Making Sense of Social Media

SMU ResearchProfessor LIM Ee-Peng from the SMU School of Information Systems turns Twitter noise into useful and informative data. One application that most people might be familiar with is personalised search. Professor LIM cited the example of the search engine Google, which has used extensive data analytics to refine and customise its system such that searches are not only powerful but also personalised using social media signals. Prof LIM remarked that social media can also improve recommendations for products and services, while allowing us to find the best way to navigate around a new city. Read More

Theme Park Navigation Applications
NRFProfessor LAU Hoong Chuin, Mr FAN Chun Pong and Ms Elizabeth LIM from the Singapore Management University’s Living Analytics Research Centre have developed two mobile applications to enhance visitors’ experience in a large leisure setting such as a theme park or museum. The first application is a dynamic route planner that provides visitors with an itinerary based on personal preferences, queues and walking distance and the second application is designed for Android devices, comprising functions such as visitor itinerary and live map for navigation. Read More