Workshop on Uses of Machine Learning in Fisheries

2018-04-26T09:06:56+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Last week, 16-20 April 2018, our ESR Shaheen Syed co-organized and chaired the first workshop on uses of machine learning in fisheries and marine science hosted by ICES in Copenhagen. The workshop (WKMLEARN) explored how machine learning and deep learning can be of use to the existing ICES processes; from data to advice. A group of [...]

New SAF21 publication in Fish and Fisheries

2018-04-23T14:04:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|

Shaheen Syed (SAF21 ESR) published the paper "Narrow lenses for capturing the complexity of fisheries: A topic analysis of fisheries science from 1990 to 2016" in the #1 fisheries journal Fish and Fisheries. The paper is an interdisciplinary collaboration with Melania Borit (SAF21 coordinator) and Marco Spruit (Utrecht University) where they used the latest computational tools [...]

Eurodoc Conference 2018

2018-04-23T15:44:26+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Today the Eurodoc Conference kicks off in Tampere, Finland. It is organized by the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers and hosted by the University of Tampere. The conference will focus on the challenges of research careers and employment that early career researchers face and address relevant topics on doctoral training, teaching, contracts, [...]

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.

2018-04-23T14:12:26+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 [...]

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

2018-03-30T12:00:22+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 [...]