The extant public discourse on leveraging big data for public purposes is characterized by a competition of imaginations, between hype and pessimism. The term “big data” itself has unfortunately become a Rorschach blot, upon which different people impose their own meanings. LIRNEasia role is to participate in this global dialogue with experiential evidence. We conduct our own big data analyses and engage deeply with policy makers, as well as the private sector who currently possess the majority (if not the only source) of big data of relevance for developmental policy. The current goals of this research practice are:
LIRNEasia’s comments on the Framework for a Proposed Data Protection Legislation for Sri Lanka of June 2019
This document is intended to understand the extant policy context in relation to healthcare data protection, providing international comparisons, and raise important questions for Sri Lanka to consider in relation to data protection, albeit within a narrow sector specific scope.
A whitepaper distilling LIRNEasia’s current thoughts on the possibilities and issues with the computation extraction of syntactic and semantic language from digital text.
Presented by Rohan Samarajiva at Data Governance event at Royal School of Public Administration, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 4, 2019.
Presented by Prof. Rohan Samarajiva at University of Moratuwa on 1st February 2019
Presented by Prof. Rohan Samarajiva at United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development. December, 2018.
Analyzing Homophily and Connectivity Between Nations Through Facebook Data
Helani Galpaya, 17 October 2018, International Conference on ICTs and Rural Development, Bali, Indonesia