Country Day Cuba

02-04-2020 from 14:30 to 20:00
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Cesam Platform
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With the support of the Embassy of Cuba we present an afternoon programme with presentations of academic collaborations and culture.

The CESAM Platform is happy to invite you to the Country Day Cuba on 2 April 2020.


14.30 Registration

14.45 Welcome (UGent/Cuban Embassy) and presentation of the CESAM platform

15.00 Dailé Avila-Alonso (Prof. De Baets, BE and Prof. Jan Baetens, KERMIT) ‘The effects of hurricanes in the waters surrounding Cuba’

15.10 Dieter Roefs (DICT): ‘Scientific Computing HPC-Cuba’

15.20 Rafael Pedemonte (LW): ‘A state-centered approach to the Cuban Revolution: Batista's regime collapse (1952-59)’

15.30 Waldemar Baldoquin (UG/Tropical Institute Antwerp/ Dr.Veerle Vanlerberghe): ‘Impact evaluation of arbovirus preventive interventions that take into account spatial and temporal transmission heterogeneity’

15.40 Prof Stefaan Werbrouck (BE): ‘Clean yam for Cuba’

15.50 Prof. Erik Mannens (UGent-imec) : ‘Aggregated Knowledge Graphs via Machine learning to lower the cost of using streaming Open Data’

16.00 Natali Collado (Prof Janssens, EA): ‘Investigating sustainable design of ecotourist accomodations in Cuba’

16.10 Prof Roger Sierens (EA): ‘More than 25  years of cooperation between the Universidad Tecnologica de la Habana José Antonio Echeverria, CUJAE and the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, UGent’

16.20 Rodney Martinez Alonso (Prof. Wout Joseph, UGent/IMEC): ‘Internet4Cuba: Cost-effective wireless broadband internet for Cuban people’

16.30 Overview of funding possibilities and discussion

16.45 Short break

17.00 small lecture to young people about Cuba by the Embassy of Cuba

17.30 Cuban movie

18.30 Reception with Cuban dancers