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Build My Knowledge: Effectively collect, organize and retrieve your personal knowledge base

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Abstract:

For a researcher, building knowledge is a complex and time-consuming process: finding and evaluating the relevance of information is only the first step; then comes the need to properly collect, organize, retrieve and use literature and data to create a true knowledge.

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Speakers

Dr. Lara Dick

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Bucknell University, USA

Dr. Lukasz Porwol

Postdoctoral researcher and E-Government Deputy Unit Leader, Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland

Dr. Lukasz Porwol is the E-Government Deputy Unit Leader at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). His research work focuses on leveraging digital technologies such as social media and Virtual Reality to support effective communication, collaboration and co-creation, in particular in the context of e-Participation, e-Governance and Media Convergence. Lukasz is an experienced leader, consultant and data architect and has been working with politicians, decision-makers and business representatives on various e-Participation initiatives. Lukasz has over 10 years’ experience in working and coordinating work in various European Commission and Enterprise-funded research and innovation projects (1 - €4 million) mainly in the domain of e-Participation, Open Data and Cloud Computing. This includes late H2020 projects like Route-to-PA, ARCADIA and Your Data Stories. Currently, he is coordinating a European Commission-funded Coordination and Support Action in the area of Social Media and Media Convergence – COMPACT. Lukasz has been elected (2nd term) to the prestigious board of international e-Government organisation - Digital Government Society based in New York, USA. He is a registered ODI (Open Data Institute, London) trainer and official Medley (Elsevier) Advisor for Ireland. Moreover, Lukasz was one of the founding directors for the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland Limited. His background combines solid engineering and scientific knowledge (Eng. in Information Technologies, MSc in Systems Engineering and Ph.D in Computer Science) with good management and PR skills.

Virginia Ballance

Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian, University of The Bahamas
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