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Karina Gibert invited to give a talk at the Data Council Barcelona 2019
Data Council Barcelona 2019

On October 2, Karina Gibert (secretary of IDEAI-UPC) gave a talk at the Data Council Barcelona 2019 entitled " A Data- and Knowledge-Driven Approach for Mental Health Policy-Making at World Health Organization". Data Council Barcelona organizes events where leading engineers and data scientists from pre-screened companies present talks about their projects for the benefit of the data community.

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About Karina's talk

Understanding the current situation of the mental health system in a certain country or region is critical to design the appropriate policy and associated intervention plan to be deployed. 

This talk shows the application of a new data science process to the identification and characterization of the behaviour of mental health systems in low and middle income countries, as a support for the design of the intervention plans conducted by the World Health Organization to promote the development and improvement of mental healthcare services in those countries.

Rather than developing predictive models, this methodology covers a previous goal of understanding a complex system through descriptive data science tools, thanks to a mixed data- and knowledge-driven approach.

The proposed methodology covers all steps from the very early stage of data cleaning to the very final step of knowledge production and decision support, bridging the gap between raw data mining results and effective decision-making, and resulting in an understandable typology of mental health systems and an actionable domain ontology for mental health systems in low and middle income countries. Including domain experts in the process is part of the methodology itself and is critical to guarantee both the validity and the understandability of results.

Although the process is presented in the particular case of the World Health Organization's mental health data, the methodology can be also applied to other domains that can contribute to improving human life, from policies to improve air quality, to designing healthy lifestyle recommendations, among others.

You can get her slides here

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Barcelona Highlights 2019

2 days & 40+ insightful talks by leading data scientists, engineers and machine intelligence researchers from top organizations like Facebook, Criteo, Yara, Spotify, Google, WeWork, Uber, Stitch Fix, Datadog, Segment and many more.

All-new content including a brand new Founders Panel of top startup founders in the AI space.

Max 500 attendees, the best attendee:speaker ratio in the business.

Extensive networking opportunities at the event, or connect with speakers & attendees at an after-party between event days.

Small group Speaker Office Hours following each talk with an opportunity to dive deeper into the subject matter 1:1 with the speaker.

Enjoy meeting attendees that are highly-technical data scientists, engineers, analysts & technical startup founders from top tech, media, and banking companies around Barcelona & Europe.

Inspiring keynotes and practical, information-rich sessions, tutorials, and speakers office hours exploring the latest advances, case studies, and best practices.

Fun evening event and more, giving more face time with attendees and speakers.