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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3 Jul 2015 LARC Research Seminar on Edge Ranking in Graphs: Implications for Scalable Graph Analytics by Srinivasan PARTHASARATHY.
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7 Jul 2015 LARC Research Seminar on Saving Patient Ryan — Can Advanced Electronic Medical Records Make Patient Care Safer? by
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10 Jul 2015 LARC Workshop on Experimental and Econometrics-Based Data Analytics for Business and Consumer Insights: Learning
from New Research on Mobile Advertising and Product Popularity.
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10 Jul 2015 Invited Talk. Ee-Peng LIM, Unlocking Value from Social Data for Better Living, The 3rd Urban Sustainability R&D Congress 2015,
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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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21th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2015) – Best Student Paper Award
KDD 2015Huge congratulations to Seth FLAXMAN, Yu-Xiang WANG, and Alex SMOLA on winning the Best Student Paper Award at the 21th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2015), in Sydney, Australia, with their paper “Who Supported Obama in 2012? Ecological Inference through Distribution Regression”

From Big Data to Smart Data: The Future of Wearable Technology
The rise of A.I.During the panel discussion on SMU-Channel NewsAsia Perspectives Episode 5, Associate Professor Archan MISRA, Deputy Director, Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC) and Co-Director, LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform, spoke about “deep data” or individualised information about a person’s everyday life, the ability to monitor daily activity patterns, and the implications that “deep data” has on businesses and services. View Video

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

Gauging Political Sentiments With Online Content
Gauging Political Sentiments With Online ContentProfessor LIM Ee-Peng explained the processes of text and topic classification for text analytics technique could be used to complement, not replace, human labelling efforts. How could the impact of political content be evaluated? Besides traditional hyperlink analysis, what about the influence on and mentions of online content in the mainstream media? What about parliamentarians or ministers? Could longitudinal studies be employed to determine if these online engagements do increase the level of discourse? Read More

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