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So far Shaheen Syed has created 34 blog entries.

Science is not always done at the office – Life in a South African Aquarium

2018-02-15T09:48:25+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

By Theodora Sam, Secondment, secondment, a time to move away from the comfort of my office at The University of Tromsø, Norway to live and work in a non-academic institution, The South African Association of Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR). On 3rd November 2017, I began my travel from Tromsø to Durban, South Africa. It was quite a [...]

Shaheen Syed published a paper at the IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2018)

2018-02-03T01:06:10+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|

Our early stage researcher Shaheen Syed published and presented his latest paper entitled "Selecting Priors for Latent Dirichlet Allocation" at the IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2018) held in Laguna Hills, California, USA (Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2018). His work explores symmetrical and asymmetrical Dirichlet priors when utilizing the topic model latent Dirichlet [...]

Charlotte Weber and Shaheen Syed publish a paper in Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture.

2018-01-17T12:29:36+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

Our ESRs Charlotte Weber from UiT and Shaheen Syed from MMU/UU have published their paper entitled "Using Machine Learning to Uncover Latent Research Topics in Fishery Models" in the journal Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture. During their collaboration (blog post), they utilized an unsupervised machine learning method called Latent Dirichlet Allocation to automatically uncover topics [...]

Abstract accepted for Eurodoc conference 2018

2018-01-17T12:00:45+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

Some of our SAF21 members have joined EuroDoc and have been actively involved in the Working Group on Doctoral Training in order to contribute to and promote good practices of doctoral training in different contexts in Europe and to help with the implementation of recommendations from key documents. For this purpose, the Doctoral Training Working Group is [...]

Computer Scientist visiting the ICES ASC.

2017-10-29T12:41:11+00:00 October 12th, 2017|

By Shaheen Syed, "Wait, what, Florida?". Indeed, the ICES Annual Science Conference (ASC) 2017 was happening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As a Ph.D. candidate in computer science, and being part of SAF21, a Horizon2020 funded fisheries project, I needed to go to the biggest fisheries conference according to my Ph.D. colleagues. What to expect? I don't [...]

MARE, the always-Amsterdam conference: The meeting place for interdisciplinary social scientists in marine resource management

2017-10-06T11:57:18+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

By Theodora Sam, This year I joined the 9th MARE conference, which is a conference held bi-annually always in the city of Amsterdam, at the University of Amsterdam, Roeterseiland campus. The conference provides a platform for researchers, policymakers, organizations, and others interested in the management of marine resources to meet and discuss interdisciplinary social science research [...]

SAF21 in Climathon 2017

2017-11-01T15:12:45+00:00 October 5th, 2017|

Galicia embraces the Climathon challenge 2017 The region will participate as an innovator in Climathon, a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 27 October 2017. ClimeFish and SAF21 teams are behind this initiative with the support of CETMAR Foundation, a partner in both projects. Galicia [...]

Samaneh Heidari presenting an accepted paper at ESSA, Dublin, Ireland

2017-09-25T14:47:34+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

Our SAF21 ESR Samaneh Heidari has got a paper accepted at the Social Simulation Conference 2017 (SSC). It is the 13th Annual Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) which is the main European scientific society to promote social simulation and computational social science. The aim of this international conference is to share and foster a [...]


2017-11-01T15:09:25+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Like every year, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) organizes the Annual Science Conference, this year to be held in Fort Lauderdale in Florida this September. This is one of the biggest marine science events and the conference covers all types of marine related topics, from impacts of climate change on [...]

Lia ní Aodha got a Paper Accepted at ESSA, Dublin, Ireland

2017-09-13T16:47:08+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

Our ESR Lia ní Aodha has got a paper accepted at the 13th Annual Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA). ESSA is the main European scientific society to promote social simulation and computation social science, and the conference will be held in Dublin this September. She will present her paper, entitled “Ontological Politics in [...]