Aston Inaugural - Professor Hai Zhuge, 11th November 2015

Mapping Big Data into Knowledge Space

Professor Hai Zhuge

Public lecture by Hai Zhuge, Professor of Computer Science. 

Date: Wednesday 11th November  2015

Time: 6.30pm start with tea and coffee from 6.00pm. 

A free buffet will follow the lecture.

Venue: Sumpner Lecture Theatre, 6th Floor, Main Building, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET (just a short walk from Birmingham City Centre).

About the lecture

Big data influences almost every aspect of society. Big data research is shifting the science paradigm and driving the fourth industrial revolution but what is the nature of big data?  What is the fundamental challenge of big data computing? How can we map big data into knowledge space? Can we construct a cognitive cyber-infrastructure to support revolution of science and industry? 
This lecture will share insights and inspire thinking at the eve of the next great revolution.

About the speaker

Professor Hai Zhuge is a Chair in Computer Science. Before he moved to Aston University, he was a professor in Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China. He has made systematic contribution to semantics modeling, knowledge modeling and practice of advanced cyber-infrastructure for knowledge sharing and management through lasting fundamental innovation on knowledge, semantics, dimension and self-organisation. He is a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) and a Fellow of British Computer Society. 


The Aston Inaugurals showcase and celebrate the research of the University’s recently appointed professors on a diverse range of topics.

Reasons to attend 

  • Hear from a renowned speaker in computer science
  • Learn about the impact Aston’s research has on society.
  • Network over a free buffet with local business professionals and academics from the area of Engineering and Applied Science. 

For further information please contact Emma Tromans on 0121 204 4542 or email     

The lectures are open to the general public and there is no entry charge.