Dr. Kalaivani Chellappan, Sr. Lecturer & Researcher at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM, Kuala Lumpur)
Being data-driven is not all about technology alone: Big Data Success Starts With Graduate Empowerment through Industry-Academia Collaboration.
KALAIVANI CHELLAPPAN (PHD) IS A SENIOR LECTURER IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING AT FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & BUILT ENVIRONMENT UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA AND HEAD OF HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION RESEARCH GROUP & GRADUATE SKILL EMPOWERMENT GROUP
Big Data Success Starts With Graduate Empowerment through Industry-Academia Collaboration. Being data-driven is not all about technology alone. While technology is indeed important, being data-driven actually spans many different areas, including people, big data processes, access, a data-driven culture and more. In order to be successful with big data and analytics, companies need fundamentally empower graduates. The commitment to big data was far more apparent at companies where an industry – academia collaboration initiated to develop and empower graduates in related domain knowledge and analytical skills.
Dr. Kalai is a researcher cum lecturer with consulting engagement on electronics, data modeling and analytics and healthcare models. Her areas of expertise also include bio-signal and image analytics, internet of things, design thinking, open innovation, technopreneurship as well as the impact of data on IR 4.0 human capital development. Kalai has consistently published in data modeling and analytics, sensor modeling and Healthcare Engineering and her research has been covered in national news media. She conducts training/tutorial on industrial automation ranges from sensor modeling, embedded system design, wireless and mobile application development, cloud data analytics and design thinking for both academia and industries. She also conduct summer camp on Internet of Things & Industry 4.0 Automation since 2016. Kalai has 20 years of technical human capital development experience from both private and public institutions not limited to Malaysian graduates.