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Tea Time Talk with Jim Freemantle

February 8, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The first Tea Time Talk is here! This week, on Thurs February 8th, Jim Freemantle will give a talk on how to create a use smart data. The location has changed since the last TTT. Talks are now in Petrie 317 for everyone’s convenience. There will be treats and coffee!

Here is more information:

Presenter: Jim Freemantle
Title: Creating smart data

Abstract: In this informal seminar Jim will explain how we can add value to our data sets by using metadata. He will explain the differences between open/linked/big data and suggest how experimenters can enhance their data using Ontologies to define terms and RDF (Resource Description Framework) to represent information. Jim will illustrate using examples from his own work.

Bio: Jim Freemantle obtained a BSc in Physics from the University of Waterloo (1982) and a MSc in Physics from York University (1985). He has worked as a research scientist studying forest, agriculture and marine ecosystems using remote sensing. In particular Jim worked on the problem of atmospheric correction of satellite and airborne imagery. In order to automate this process he has been interested in Machine to Machine (M2M) communication and developed a system to semantically enhance datasets with metadata for the web using RDF. Jim is now a Project Manager at York University where he worked on the Phoenix Mars Lander Lidar Project and is currently Project Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Lidar Altimeter project.  Jim is also working with Professor Mike Daly at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering on the Canadian Planetary Simulator (CAPS). When not chasing down the OLA team for project reports and deliverables, Jim enjoys pounding the pavement as a long distance runner.

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February 8, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Petrie 317