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Optimizing Research Evidence with Data Analytics for Digital Innovation: Join Prof. Reynold's Talk

Updated: May 29, 2023







Prof. Reynold Cheng, our project coordinator, is giving a talk on "Using data analytics to optimize research evidence of digital innovations" at HKU School of Nursing on May 25, 2023 (Thursday). In the talk, Prof. Reynold will introduce HINCare, a software platform that encourages mutual-help and volunteering culture in the community. HINCare uses the HIN (Heterogeneous Information Network) to recommend helpers to elders or other service recipients. The algorithms that use HINs and AI technologies for matching elders and helpers are based on our recent research results. This is the first time that HIN is used to support elderly care. He will also talk about Jockey Club Smart Family-link Project and data analytics.

Please click here to register if you are interested in this seminar on or before noon on May 24, 2023 (Wednesday).


The details of the seminar are as follows:

Topic: How to use data analytics to optimize the research evidence of digital innovations

Speaker: Professor Reynold C. K. Cheng

Date: May 25, 2023 (Thursday)

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Venue: 3SR-SR4, 1/F Academic Building, 3 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam

Programme Outline:

In Hong Kong, the number of elderly citizens is estimated to rise to one third of the population, or 2.37 million, in year 2037. As they age and become more frail, the demand for formal support services (e.g., providing domestic or escort services) will increase significantly in the coming years. However, there is a severe lack of manpower to meet these needs. Some elderly-care homes reported a 70% shortage of employees. There is thus a strong need of voluntary or part-time helpers for taking care of elders.

In this talk, I will introduce HINCare, a software platform that encourages mutual-help and volunteering culture in the community. HINCare uses the HIN (Heterogeneous Information Network) to recommend helpers to elders or other service recipients. The algorithms that use HINs and AI technologies for matching elders and helpers are based on our recent research results. This is the first time that HIN is used to support elderly care.

HINCare is now downloadable in Apple and Google Play Store, and has been serving more than a thousand of elders and helpers in NGOs (e.g., SKH and CSFC). The app is originally designed for elderly users, but has now expanded its services to support the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund (CIIF) and 10 NGOs engaged in teenage and family services. The system won the HKICT Award 2021, two Asia Smart App Awards (2021 and 2020), and the HKU Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2021 HKU.


Language: English

Registration

Remarks:

Take-away refreshments will be arranged for registrants who have indicated “Yes” for the refreshment arrangement on the registration form before the registration deadline. For these registrants, refreshments will be available at Pantry (Room 537), 5/F, Academic Building, 3 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam from 11:45am – 12:15pm while stocks last. Eating and drinking is not allowed during the SDS session.

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