About 50 students of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Lee Ching Dea Memorial College were informed and inspired about the potential of big data through a seminar entitled “Big Data and You” organized by the College on 15 November 2023.
The seminar, given by UOWCHK Vice-President cum Acting Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology Dr. Charlie Choi, covered a range of topics related to big data, including its definition, characteristics, and the power it holds. Participants learnt how big data could change the way we live and work, and its potential to improve healthcare, transportation, and public safety, among other areas.
The “5V's” of big data, i.e. Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity, and Value, as well as the core technologies of the big data era and its relation to its applications were carefully explained. Dr Choi emphasized the need for more big data research in Hong Kong and that conditions are ripe for a Big Data Research Centre in Hong Kong.