Data, Algorithms and Policy Archives — Page 2 of 13 — LIRNEasia


A research brief exploring the possibility of using remote sensing and neural networks to estimate the paddy crop extent in Sri Lanka
The group is an expansion of the UN Global Pulse Data Privacy Advisory Group which was established in 2014, and of which Samarajiva was a member since inception.
Image showing Helani Galpaya among other panelists at the "Asian Liveable Cities" Forum in San Fransisco CEO Helani Galpaya was invited to speak at the "Asian Liveable Cities Forum: Digital Solutions for Livable Cities" conference held in San Francisco, 12-14 November 2019
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.
Screenshot of the article as published on the Foreign Policy website The biggest barrier to policing social media is language. Based on a draft LIRNEasia white paper on neural language processing. Published in Foreign Policy.
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.
I congratulate my colleague Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, a researcher in our big data team, for being named a finalist for the prestigious Nebula Awards.

Data Driven Policy (Presentation)

Posted on February 1, 2019  /  0 Comments

Presented by Prof. Rohan Samarajiva at University of Moratuwa on 1st February 2019

Data-driven governance in Sri Lanka

Posted on December 7, 2018  /  0 Comments

Presented by Prof. Rohan Samarajiva at United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development. December, 2018.
The e-Swabhimani Awards 2018 honor outstanding digital social innovators who have impacted society using digital technologies.
The study by our bd4d team built on the Social Connectedness Index concept introduced by Michael Bailey (the team lead for economics research at Facebook) and others.
Analyzing Homophily and Connectivity Between Nations Through Facebook Data
CEO Helani Galpaya gave one of the keynote addresses at the International Conference on ICT for Rural Development held in Bali, Indonesia.
Based on presentation and discussion at Digital Health Week 2018, Colombo.