Invited Speaker

Prof. David Billard

University of Applied Sciences in Geneva, Switzerland

David Billard received a PhD in computer science from the University of Montpellier, France, in 1995.
He worked at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, from 1995 to 2000 as a research fellow, then he headed the University software developments until 2008. Since 2008 he is associate professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Western Switzerland in Geneva. He is also a lecturer at the University of Lausanne (criminal school) and University of Stockholm (DSV).
David Billard is a sworn expert to the courts in France and Switzerland (French speaking cantons) and International Criminal Court in the Hague. He participated in more than 150 criminal investigations and 50 civil litigations. He publishes regularly about cyber forensics and privacy.
David is married with three children, he likes to share his free time with his family by sailing on the Mediterranean Sea, off the Camargue.


Assoc. Prof. Suppawong Tuarob

Mahidol University, Thailand

Suppawong Tuarob holds a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, as well as an MS in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a BSE and MSE in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He currently works as an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Mahidol University in Thailand. His research focuses on data mining and intelligent systems in various domains such as scholarly, social media, and healthcare.

Title of Speech: Unlocking the Potential of Large-scale Online Media for Social Good Applications
Abstract: The global online community generates an enormous amount of data on a daily basis. Social networks offer an efficient and cost-effective way to reflect on real-world events. Despite the numerous applications of information derived from social networks, only a small fraction of them are dedicated to improving society. For instance, real-time Twitter data analysis has been utilized to model earthquake warning detection systems, identify medical and emergency needs during recovery from natural disasters (such as the Haiti Earthquake), detect the spread of influenza-like illnesses, and uncover abusive behaviors in social networks. Additionally, several studies have explored the use of social media in monitoring population-wide and individual health in the real world, including issues such as drinking, epidemics, drug misuse, and mental illness. This talk aims to examine applications that establish online social networks as a reliable source of information for estimating real-world phenomena in social good applications.


Prof. Gabriel Gomes de Oliveira

UNICAMP - Campinas State University, Brazil

Prof. Gabriel Gomes de Oliveira completed his PhD (2022) and Master's (2021) at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Since 2018, he has been a researcher at the Visual Communications Laboratory - LCV, located at UNICAMP. He is a member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of several IEEE and Springer Nature Conferences around the world and also a reviewer of several Congresses and Journals such as ACM, Elsevier, SAGE, Hindawi, IEEE, IET, Taylor Francis, Springer, and Wiley.
Now he is a professor at Extecamp, (Unicamp Extension School), teaching in several disciplines and participating in the Teaching Internship Program (PED) at FEEC (Faculty of Electrical Engineering) at UNICAMP from 2019 to 2022.
His research projects are related to: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Intelligent Information Systems (IIS), Internet of Things (IOT), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Smart Cities, and Sensors. Broad studies also includes the civil engineering segment, mainly in the areas of Urban Infrastructure and Hydraulics and Hydrology.