Speech Title: Big Maritime Data: Current Progress and Research Challenges
Abstract: Over the past few years the exponential development of sensor-based technologies from satellite to radio transceivers has deeply changed the way ships operate and are tracked in the maritime environment. This drastic evolution offers many novel opportunities to maritime authorities to monitor and analyses local and regional transportation patterns. However, the correlated computational integration, management and analysis of heterogeneous big maritime data sources and streaming data is still a crucial issue. In particular, online tracking, early recognition of events, and anticipation of vessel trajectories to the analysis of global patterns are particularly crucial to safety and operations at sea as well as for a better understanding of economical patterns at large. The objective of this talk is to review current research challenges and development directions tied to the integration, management, analysis, and visualization of objects moving at sea as well as a few computational solutions for a successful development of maritime forecasting and decision-support systems.
Biography: Prof. Christophe Claramunt is a professor in computer science and chair of the Naval Academy Research Institute in France. He was previously a senior lecturer in computing at the Nottingham Trent University and senior researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. He hold a PhD in computer science from the University of Burgundy and an "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" from the University of Rouen.
Biography: Dr. Cheng Siong Chin led numerous research initiatives with ST-Electronics (large-scale systems group), Seagate, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), Visenti(Xylem), SembCorp Marine, POSH, NTU, Temasek Polytechnic and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) at Newcastle University in Singapore campus. He actively involved in forming, storming, and norming of team members including industry partners leading to writing a final proposal for submission to grant agency.
He is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) in Intelligent Systems Design with Newcastle University in Singapore and Adjunct Full Professor to Chongqing University, School of Automotive Engineering. He has achieved over 100 publications, 7 books (by IET, CRC Press, Springer and others) and 3 US Patents. Since 2013, he obtained 3 research grants and 5 EDB-Industrial Postgraduate Programme (IPP) grants, 1 Global Excellence Fund and 1 Industrial Research Fund from ST Electronics funded by Defence Innovative Research Programme in intelligent systems design, simulation, and predictive analytics.
His research interests include the design and simulation of complex systems for an uncertain environment. He is a Fellow of the Higher-Education Academy, Fellow of IMarEST, Senior Member of IEEE and a Chartered Engineer with IET. He served as a Lead Guest Editor for the Journal of Advanced Transportation (Special Issue on Intelligent Autonomous Transport Systems Design and Simulation) and organizer for Special Session on Smart and Intelligent Controller Based Grid Integration of Renewable Energy System in IEEE TENCON 2019. He was the Panel Member for Senior Member of IEEE Application in Region 10 in 2014 and 2017. He was invited as Plenary Speaker and Chief Guest for IEEE International Conference on Power, Energy control and Transmission Systems in 2018 in India. He also involved as the general chair and the technical review committee member in various international conferences (ICRAI 2019 in NTU) related to intelligent systems.
He is a researcher, mentor and lecturer who works diligently with his students and fellow researchers to drive common research interests forward. He always believes in hands-on-approach to conduct his research works.