Previous Dives

Research Dive 4: Trade and Competitiveness


DATE: 06 AUGUST 2017

Pulse Lab Jakarta, in collaboration with OLX Indonesia, is organizing a research event, Research Dive for Development: Trade and Competitiveness, in which academics, industry professionals and other researchers will dive into various datasets and produce new methods and analysis. The event will take place from 6th to 9th August 2017 at the Pulse Lab Jakarta office. The four topics are: Task 1 - Analysis of port network connectivity, national or ASEAN-wide, using global marine vessel automatic identification system data Task 2 - Analysis of inter-city connectivity in Indonesia, using e-commerce data Task 3 - Analysis of proxies in e-commerce data for city-level and national economic trends and shocks Task 4 - Analysis of correlations between postal network data and trade network data within ASEAN

Research Dive 3: Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals


DATE: 12 MARCH 2017

Realizing the needs of quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data not only to better measure the achievements of the 17 Goals but also to better implement SDGs, Pulse Lab Jakarta hosted statistics researchers or practitioners, who have relevant research experiences to statistical problems related to SDGs to analyzing 15-year MDGs indicator data in (sub-) national level.

Research Dive 2: Image Mining for Disaster Management



Pulse Lab Jakarta in collaboration with UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) Indonesia, invited 16 image processing researchers and GIS enthusiast, advisors, and domain experts from 14 different universities and government research institutions, to analyse image-based datasets from social media, satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with the eventual aim of developing tools to better manage a disaster. Researchers were tasked on image classification and inference of visibility levels from hazy images, impacts quantification of volcanic eruption, and modelling risks and assessing hazards of landslides.

Research Dive 1: Natural Language Processing for Sustainable Development


DATE: 22 JULY 2016

Pulse Lab Jakarta had launched Translator Gator, a people-powered language game to support research initiatives in Indonesia by translating a pre-defined set of 2,000 English keywords and phrases related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to six Indonesian languages (Bahasa Indonesia, Jawa, Sunda, Bugis, Minang, and Melayu). After gathered more than 109,000 user contributions from hundreds of players from across Indonesia, 19 computational linguistic experts and advisors from 18 different universities and government research institutions were invited assess the quality of the translations, visualize the data to make better sense of it, and fill in important translation gaps.

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