After being reviewed by the Big Data and Technology Communication Award Review Committee, the data science and financial big data technology team led by Professor Zhang Yugui won the 2020 The Future Award of Big Data Technology Communication Award . The Big Data Science and Technology Communication Award is the first award of its kind established by the China Science and Technology Journalism Society under the China Association for Science and Technology in 2018. It aims to recognize groups and individuals that have made outstanding contributions in the application, communication and promotion of big data technology, and push forward the development of a new generation of information technology and industry represented by big data.
On December 13, 2020, the 2020 Big Data Technology Communication and Application Summit Forum, co-sponsored by China Science and Technology Journalism Society, Hunan Provincial Science and Technology Association, and Hengyang Municipal People’s Government, was held in the city of Hengyang, Hunan Province. The forum is an international and authoritative achievement exchange platform in the industry. More than ten academicians such as Li Lanjuan, Li Deren, Chai Tianyou, Chu Junhao, Gu Guobiao, Liu Yunjie, and more than 200 experts and scholars in big data communication and application were invited to attend it. The Big Data Technology Communication Award was announced at the forum. This year, a total of 78 scientists and entrepreneurs won nine awards in four categories: Special Contribution Award, Works Award, Group Award, and Individual Award. The data science and financial big data technology team of the School of Economics and Finance (SEF) won the Future Award of the Big Data Technology Communication Award.
This award is a recognition of the results of our school's data science and big data professional development. In recent years, our school has continued to invest in the construction of a high-level and multidisciplinary team of big data talents focusing on research and practice. It has successively established the Research Center for Financial Big Data, the Research Center for Big Data & Applied Statistics, and a related scientific research team has been established and continuously strengthened. The research team has grown from 2 members to current 7 members. In order to adapt to the development trend in the field of big data, the School has always encouraged and supported relevant teaching and research teams to continuously strengthen their cooperation with enterprises in the field. It not only boasts national invention patents, research papers and other practical results in this field, but also actively explores the multidisciplinary development path between economics and data science, which provides a reference for the construction and development of related majors in other universities.
In the year of 2020 in particular, in order to promote the development of the major of Data Science and Big Data Technology and support the Double First-class Initiative construction of the School’s disciplines, our school has introduced top-notch talents and appointed three academicians, including the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Chu Junhao, as the distinguished professors of the School. The completion of the Data Science and Big Data Finance Laboratory in 2020 enabled the School to be equipped with relatively complete data science and big data technology teaching and experimental conditions for big data research so that a good foundation has been laid in talents and research for further promoting the multidisciplinary development of data science in the economic and financial fields.
By holding international academic conferences on big data applications and professional subject conferences, SEF has continuously enhanced its good reputation both at home and abroad. For example, in May 2017, it hosted an international seminar on Financial Big Data and Quantitative Research. This international seminar was extensively reported by many mainstream media such as the Pengpai News, Xinhuanet, Sina.com, etc., which had produced a great social impact and improved the reputation of our school in the field of financial big data. In addition, it actively cooperated with well-known companies in the industry in holding several Cloud + FOF Conferences to explore how to use big data technology in the industry to improve the efficiency of fund investment. The results of the conference have made great impact in the industry and have been widely acclaimed.
In particular, the sub-conference of World Artificial Intelligence Conference hosted by the School has greatly enhanced SEF’s influence in the field of data science. On August 28, 2019, under the guidance of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology and organized by the School, the featured forum Artificial Intelligence Drives High-Quality Development---Building an Artificial Intelligence Ecological Chain was successfully convened on the Hongkou campus of SISU . The meeting was fully covered by more than 20 leading national and Shanghai’s local media, including China International Television, People's Daily Online, China News Service, China Business News, Shangguan News, and the Pengpai News . The successful holding of this forum and good social response to it have enhanced the School's influence in the field of data science. For this reason, the Office of the Organizing Committee of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference sent a letter of thanks to our school, expressing heartfelt appreciation to SEF for its outstanding contribution to the successful holding of the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference.