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HEROS Project Concludes Final Stakeholder Conference, Showcasing Research in the Context of COVID-19

The HEROS Project recently wrapped up its final stakeholder conference, presenting its innovative actionable knowledge that contributes to improving pandemic response under four areas: governance, models in epidemics, medical supply chain management, and social media analytics. HERoS aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the response to the Covid-19 outbreak. HERoS is a Horizon…

Battling misinformation about the Ukraine-Russian war

Modern world conflicts are increasingly influenced by misinformation and propaganda. Martino Mensio from the Social Data Group at KMi collected over 800 claims so far about the Russian invasion of Ukraine that were debunked or flagged as unreliable by many registered fact-checking organisations around the world. Gregoire Burel then began monitoring the appearance of these…

Congratulations Dr Prashant Khare!

KMi gathered yesterday to celebrate Prashant Khare’s successful defence of his PhD thesis, Identifying and Processing Crisis Information from Social Media.  The exam panel was successfully convened, despite severe weather from Storm Ciara which caused disruption to the examiners’ travel plans. Ironically, Prashant’s work is focused on processing crisis information, which is highly topical given…

Co-Inform presented at the Paris Peace Forum

On November 11-13, the Co-Inform project team attended the Paris Peace Forum event, which aims to place global governance at the top of the international agenda. The Call for Projects received more than 700 project submissions from 115 countries. The Co-inform project was showcased in the New Technology category. The event was attended by 7000 people, including 33 heads of state…

Co-Inform passes its first review with flying colours

The Co-Inform consortium came back triumphant from Cyprus where the project’s first review took place on June 7th in the beautiful historical public library building of Limassol.  Project officer and assigned monitors expressed their surprise of how much was achieved by Co-Inform in its first 12 months of life. These achievements included the organisation of three community and stakeholder…

Excellence has been reached .. COMRADES great finale

COMRADES project witnessed its final review at the European Commission in Brussels recently, bringing to an end the work of the project which started in January 2016. COMRADES is a €2 million European H2020 project, co-ordinated by Prof Harith Alani from KMi, and involves the University of Sheffield (UK), Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands),…

Why does fact checking matter? @ImagineBelfast

KMi was invited to present the Co-Infom project at the event "Why does fact checking matter?" which was organised by FactCheckNI as part of the Imagine! Festival in Belfast. The event focused on the importance of fact checking from the perspectives of fact checkers, data scientists, journalists, and academics.  The panellists in the event were Allan Leonard…

COMRADES at ICT2018

COMRADES team organised a 3 day exhibition at ICT 2018 in Vienna, to showcase the various technologies developed in H2020 COMRADES project. More than 5000 people attended the event this year, so the COMRADES booth was super busy! Visitors to the booth were able to see and use a crisis mapping platform that was powered with AI…

Collective Platform for Community Resilience & Social Innovation During Crises

Response to crisis often reveals organisational and technological shortcomings, which threaten community recovery and sustainable. Even though some technological solutions exist, challenges of communication, interoperability, and data analytics remain. The rise of social media as an information channel during crisis has become key to community resilience and response. This project will build an intelligent collective…

DecarboNet – The Best Is Yet To Come

Lara Piccolo, Miriam Fernandez, and Harith Alani from KMi travelled to Brussels last week to run the successful first review of the FP7 CAPS DecarboNet project. Harith Alani; the coordinator of DecarboNet, told the reviewers in his opening presentation to ‘Keep Calm, because the best is yet to come’ from this three year project. The…

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