New series of blog posts on open, linked and big data

Less than one year ago, we were really happy to feature a guest blog post on using social networks for disaster recovery, focusing on the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 which disappeared on March, 8, 2014. The post was authored by Mohammed Z. Al-Taie, a PhD candidate at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Faculty of Computing (FC) – Soft Computing Research Group (SCRG).

Mr. Al-Taie was kind enough to propose authoring a series of blog post on open, linked and big data in the following months through the Agro-Know blog. We gladly accepted this kind gesture as these topics are really close to what we are working on in Agro-Know, focusing on the agri-food sector. In this context, the upcoming blog posts are expected to cover a wide variety of topics in open, linked and big data, such as

  1. Linked data: Linked Data and the Semantic Web, The Underlying Technologies, Deploying Linked Open Data, Creating Linked Data from relational databases, Creating Linked Data in real-time from sensor data streams
  2. Open Data: What is open data?, Why open data?, Terminology used within the open data community, Current state of open data, How citizens prefer access to data, Open government data, Transparent communities, Enhanced access to data, Making smarter use of data, Open data companies
  3. Big Data: Getting started with big data, Applications of big data, Core technologies of big data, Data base and data management techniques, Serialization, management and monitoring techniques, Data transfer techniques. Security, access control, and auditing techniques, Cloud computing techniques Virtualization techniques

The blog posts will aim to cover both the basic concepts of these topics as well as appeal to more advanced readers, going from the basics to more elaborated and detailed concepts.

We are really looking forward to start working on these blog posts and we would like to thank for once more Mr. Al-Taie for sharing his knowledge and experiences on these topics with us. 🙂

About the author

Mohammed Zuhair Al TaieMohammed Zuhair Al-Taie is a Ph.D. candidate at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Malaysia. He holds master’s degree in computer science and communication, and bachelor’s degree in computer science. He has published a number of studies in topics like social networks, e-government and e-commerce as well as one book in social network analysis. His fields of interest include machine learning, social networks, recommender systems and advanced web technologies.

Previously, Mr. Taie was a university teacher where he taught modules at BSc level in the subjects related to artificial intelligence, Web technologies and software engineering. He is also a reviewer of Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) journal. Besides being a university teacher, Mr. Taie had more than 10 years of experience in IT-related projects.

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