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Monday, May 18 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Practitioner perspectives: Taking big-data evidence to development policy - Panel

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The practical challenges and opportunities of obtaining, analyzing and taking evidence from mobile network big data to policy are buried in the fog of imaginations fuelled by hype and pessimism. This session goes to the heart of the issues, allowing the audience to engage with actual practitioners. In addition to showcasing concrete policy relevant applications of big data, the session will articulate the attendant challenges in obtaining data, ensuring privacy as well as in taking big-data evidence to developmental policy

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Josh Blumenstock

Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
Joshua Blumenstock is an Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. His research develops theory and methods for the analysis of large-scale behavioral data, with a focus on how such data can be used to better understand poverty and economic development. Joshua... Read More →
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Sriganesh Lokanathan

Team Leader - Big Data Research, LIRNEasia


Monday May 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Lecture Theatre 11 (LT11) Block NS2 NS2-04-15

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