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The 2nd IKCEST “The Belt and Road” International Big Data Competition and the 6th Baidu & Xi’an Jiaotong University Big Data Competition Held in Xi’an

The 2nd IKCEST “The Belt and Road” International Big Data Competition and the 6th Baidu & Xi’an Jiaotong University Big Data Competition Held in Xi’an

On October 18, 2020, the award ceremony of the 2nd IKCEST “The Belt and Road” International Big Data Competition and the 6th Baidu & Xi’an Jiaotong University Big Data Competition was held in Xi’an. After more than 90 days of fierce competition, 16 teams from all over the world stood out as this year’s winners.
Nov 2, 2020 , Source: ikcest
The Third Session of the Second Advisory Committee of International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology Held

The Third Session of the Second Advisory Committee of International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology Held

The Third Session of the Second Advisory Committee of International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology ("IKCEST") was held at the Chinese Academy of Engineering through a combination of online and offline methods on September 8, 2020. It was co-chaired by CAE Member Pan Yunhe, and CAE foreign Member Raj Reddy and attended by 11 advisors, including CAE Member Wu Cheng, CAE Member Li Guojie, CAE Member Li Bohu, Professor Han Qunli, Zhuang Yueting, Jin Hai, He Liang, Mr. Liu Xiaoyun, 12 representatives from the general and sub-platform and 3 staff from the Secretariat.
Sep 30, 2020 , Source: ikcest
The Third Session of the Second Governing Board of International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology Held in Shanghai

The Third Session of the Second Governing Board of International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology Held in Shanghai

The Third Session of the Second Governing Board of International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology ("IKCEST") was held on September 15, 2020 in Shanghai through a combination of online and offline methods. It was co-chaired by CAE Member Chen Zuoning, Chairman of the Second Governing Board of IKCEST, Vice President of CAE and Philippe Pypaert, Programme Specialist for Natural Sciences, UNESCO Beijing Office and attended by CAE Member Zhong Zhihua (Director of IKCEST), Vice President of CAE, CAE Member Pan Yunhe, CAE Member Gao Wen, CAE Member Wu Zhiqiang, Qin Changwei, Secretary-General of the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, and other Governing Board members made up of academicians and experts from America, Germany, India and South Africa, 3 staff from the Secretariat, and 3 representatives from the expert team.
Sep 30, 2020 , Source: ikcest

IKCEST attended Open Science Regional Consultation Meeting for Asia and the Pacific as an invited speaker

The online regional consultation meeting on “Inputs from Asia-Pacific region to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science” was held on Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 12:00 – 15:00 (GMT+7). It was moderated by Prof. Shahbaz Khan, Director of Office & UNESCO Representative, UNESCO Office in Jakarta and Regional Bureau for Science.
Sep 18, 2020 , Source: ikcest

Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service Platform Released Scientific Data Catalog

Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service Platform has released 184 scientific data sets.
Aug 28, 2020 , Source: ikcest
AI taught to rapidly assess disaster damage so humans know where help is needed most

AI taught to rapidly assess disaster damage so humans know where help is needed most

Researchers at Hiroshima University have taught an AI to look at post-disaster aerial images and accurately determine how battered the buildings are -- a technology that crisis responders can use to map damage and identify extremely devastated areas where help is needed the most.
Jul 28, 2020 , Source: EurekAlert
The pandemic is global, but the risk is local

The pandemic is global, but the risk is local

Mr. Amjad Abbashar, Chief of the UNDRR Africa Regional Office opened the webinar noting that, “UNDRR advocates for the empowerment of local governments and communities, as they are often the first line of response to disasters”. Through the Making Cities Resilient Campaign, UNDRR has been able to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework in coherence with the development agenda in collaboration with partners. “As we look beyond 2020, we seek to strengthen these partnerships to accelerate efforts towards the achievement of the 2030 targets”, Mr. Abbashar said. In addition, the Sendai Framework calls for a comprehensive approach to disaster risk reduction that is based on an all of society engagement that acknowledges the role of different stakeholders in the agenda.
Jul 28, 2020 , Source: ikcest
Professor Edna Maria Ramos de Castro received the title of Professor Emeritus of UFPA
The New Normal of Post COVID-19: Conference on New-Energy Vehicles Investment Opportunities in Thailand held Online

The New Normal of Post COVID-19: Conference on New-Energy Vehicles Investment Opportunities in Thailand held Online

Organized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation of Thailand (MHESI), the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology under the Auspices of UNESCO(IKCEST)and the Thai Alumni Association of China’s Universities (TACU), the conference on new-energy vehicles investment opportunities in Thailand was held online on July 11, 2020. More than 3,000 audience from China and Thailand participated in the conference.
Jul 21, 2020 , Source: ikcest
Closed door meeting of Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Strategy Consulting Experts

Closed door meeting of Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Strategy Consulting Experts

On the afternoon of July 9, 2020, Beijing time, the closed door meeting of Shanghai artificial intelligence strategy advisory expert committee with the theme of "AI2.0: Shanghai's Breakthrough and Contribution in the Post Epidemic Era" was successfully held.
Jul 10, 2020 , Source: ikcest