Senior Deputy President and Provost, Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor
National University of Singapore
Title: Does Big Data Solve Big Problems?
There is enormous excitement about big data because it promises to solve major societal problems. We assemble big data in transport and healthcare with the objectives of reducing the rate of car accidents, and preventing late-stage breast cancer. We show that big data must have certain properties in order for it to be useful in solving big societal problems.
K. T. Li Chair Professor of Engineering Management Science & Engineering and, by courtesy, Electrical Engineering
Title: Distributionally Robust Stochastic and Online Optimization
We present decision/optimization models/problems driven by uncertain and online data, and show how analytical models and computational algorithms can be used to achieve solution efficiency and near optimality.